MOUNGAR Houcine

@urerms.cder.dz

Research Unit for Renewable Energies in the Saharan region (URERMS) Renewable Energy Development Center (CDER), 01000, Adrar, Algeria, Thermal and Thermodynamic ConversionDivision
Research Unit for Renewable Energies in the Saharan region (URERMS) Renewable Energy Development Center (CDER), 01000, Adrar, Algeria, Thermal and Thermodynamic ConversionDivision



              

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My name is Houcine MOUNGAR. I was born on July 31, 1970 in BECHAR. ALGERIA .
Moungar Houcine received the state engineer degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Bechar in 1997, and the magister degree in 2012 from the ABOUBAKR BELKAID TLEMCEN university. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with a focus on heat engines from the University ABOUBEKR BELKAID TLEMCEN. Additionally, he works as a Researcher in the Research Unit on Renewable Energy in Middle-Saharan Adrar, Algeria. His current research interests include solar drying, solar desalination, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer.

EDUCATION

Moungar Houcine received the state engineer degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Bechar in 1997, and the magister degree in 2012 from the ABOUBAKR BELKAID TLEMCEN university.
He is attending his Ph.D in mechanical engineering, heat engine from the University ABOUBEKR BELKAID TLEMCEN in 2018.
Moungar Houcine received the state engineer degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Bechar in 1997, and the magister degree in 2012 from the ABOUBAKR BELKAID TLEMCEN university.
He is attending his Ph.D in mechanical engineering, heat engine from the University ABOUBEKR BELKAID TLEMCEN in 2018.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Solar thermal convertion, Thermal, Mechanics and Engineering

FUTURE PROJECTS

Study, implementation, and installation of solar distillation brackish water desalination units for providing fresh water in remote areas.

The primary goal of this project is to establish solar distillation units for desalinating saline water and producing fresh water in remote areas of the Adrar wilaya, including Bouda, Mallouka, and imiaouine. The desalination unit will consist of a series of solar greenhouse effect distillers, and the total fresh water production will depend on the type of distillers used. To accomplish this, research efforts will be conducted in two parallel ways. The first will focus on improving the daily production of distillers by studying, creating, and testing distillers of different configurations. Local authorities will issue certificates of potability for the chosen prototypes. The second approach involves establishing a pilot desalination unit to study its operation under various weather conditions, enabling the prediction of operational anomalies and the proposal of relevant solutions. Ultimately, a series of distillers will be developed for production and water quality.


Applications Invited
16

Scopus Publications

Scopus Publications


  • Analytical assessment of the filed results on the PV system connectors performance under operating temperature
    Mebarek LAHBIB, Mohammed BOUSSAID, Houcine MOUNGAR, and Ahmed TAHRI

    American Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
    <abstract> <p>In this study, we will shed light on the aggressive effect of a blowing sandstorm in the presence of high temperatures on the photovoltaic inter-module connectors in a solar station located in the desert environment of southwestern Algeria. After a short period of operation, it is observed that the MC4 connectors, which tighten the interconnection between the photovoltaic modules, are completely faulty because of sand grains carried away by a wind blowing at an average annual speed, which exceeds 6 m/s. Then, we analyzed and evaluated the connector failure to propose an appropriate solution. We checked the variations of the intrinsic temperatures of each connector employing the thermocouple for the three cases of operating temperatures, as well as the current measurement flowing through each connector, to calculate the powers dissipated in each branch of the circuit. Finally, this experimental work shows that a loss of power reaches almost 10% from the nominal power of the typical case. The proposed solution for this problem is to cover the connectors with an impervious plastic cover.</p> </abstract>

  • Electrical Production Effect on the Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Overheating
    Youcef Sahli, Houcine Moungar, Mohammed Benhammou, Bariza Zitouni, and Hocine Ben-Moussa

    International Information and Engineering Technology Association


  • COMPARISON OF THE METHANE YIELD BETWEEN DIFFERENT TYPES OF ORGANIC WASTE IN THE REGION OF ADRAR, THROUGH ANAEROBIC DIGESTION


  • Experimental determination and modeling of the moisture-sorption isotherms and isosteric heat of tobacco leaves
    Foullanine Meriama, Bennaceur Said, Loumani Akil, Mediani Ahmed, Moungar Houcine, Djaber Abdelkrim, Tigani Cherif, Larbi Ahmed Amine, and Draoui Belkacem

    International Information and Engineering Technology Association
    During a forced convection sun drying and storage operation, the equilibrium water content of a product to be dried is critical. These figures are frequently derived using isothermal sorption curves. The calculation of isotherms is a necessary step in determining the distribution and intensity of water connections in products. for that this paper concentrates on the experimental determination of the adsorption-desorption isotherms for various temperatures (40, 50, and 60℃) of the Nicotiana Tabacum L plants. From which we had established the relationship between the water activity and the water content in the product. However, the aforementioned determination was carried out by the static gravimetric method. Eight saturated salt solutions have been utilized in applications such as (KOH, KCl, MgCl2, MgNO3, K2CO3, BaCl2, K2SO4, and NaCl). Hygroscopic equilibrium was completed after 13 days for temperature 40℃, 11 days for 50℃, and 9 days for 60℃. The overall experimental sorption curves are summarized by six models (HENDERSON, modified HALSEY, OSWIN, GAB, modified BET, and PELEG). The sorption isotherms built using the Clausius–Clapeyron equation were used to determine the net isosteric temperatures of desorption and adsorption of Nicotiana Tabacum L. The results for the adsorption-desorption isotherms found are type III according to IUAPC. Following the smoothing of the experimental results by different used models, it was found that the models of GAB and Peleg allow having the lowest mean relative errors and correlation coefficient.

  • Investigation, Analysis and Optimization of PEMFC Channel Cross-Section Shape
    Abdallah Mohammedi, Youcef Sahli, Houcine Moungar, Mohammed Benhammou, and Hocine Ben Moussa

    Centre de Developpement des Energie Renouvelables
    In this study, a three-dimensional (CFD) model is employed to simulate and optimize the CCS (Channel Cross-Section) shape of the single straight channel PEMFC. Four CCS shapes, namely trapeze, inverted trapeze, half of ellipse and inverted half of ellipse, are investigated using ANSYS-FLUENT software and compared to the rectangular and triangular CCS shapes. The results obtained from the simulation are compared to the experimental results of the literature. A good agreement is observed between the numerical and experimental results. From the obtained results, it appears that the best delivered power density is reported by the trapeze CCS configuration, whereas, the worst delivered power density is obtained by the inverted half of ellipse CCS configuration. The highest pressure-drop and pumping power are obtained with the triangular CCS configuration and the smallest are resulted by the rectangular CCS configuration. Finally, the highest net power output is reported by the trapeze channel cross-section configuration, while, the lowest one is yielded by the inverted half of ellipse CCS configuration.

  • Experimental Measurement of Isothermal Sorption, Microbiological and Physicochemical Analysis of Dried Tomatoes Cultivated in Adrar, Algeria
    Akil Loumani, Ahmed Amine Larbi, Ahmed Mediani, Wafa Braham Chaouch, Houcine Moungar, Cherif Tigani, Foullanine Meriama, Abdelkarim Djaber, and Ahmed Mohamed Ali Bekada

    International Information and Engineering Technology Association
    The fresh tomato is a very perishable product in arid regions for that the drying is an indsipendable technique to preserve this product and used at all times, in this study the fresh tomatoe was sampled from different farms in Adrar and subjected to the drying method using an indirect dryer solar. The dried tomatoes were screened for microbiological and physicochemical analysis including E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella Typhi, anaerobic sulfito- redactors, molds and yeasts in addition, the value of pH, water activity, dry matter, and assay of ash. The obtained results showed the presence of mesophilic aerobic total bacteria, and coliform total, the absence of Salmonella Typhi, Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium perfringens and spores of anaerobic sulfito reducting and some colonies of yeasts, for the pH value, activity water, dray matter and assay of ash, the results were (4.10), (0.41), (9.63%) and (5.71%) respectively, which do not affect the final quality of the dried products and satisfactory to norms imposed by the commercial legislation of Algerian. On the other hand, the isothermal sorption is indispensable step to mastering the process of drying tomatoes, and to know the distribution and the intensity of the water connections in the products as a result, this experimental study aims to determine the physicochemical components' and the desorption isotherms curves for tomato harvested from the Touat region, in South-West Algeria, using the saturated salt solution method. The experiment is carried out for three temperature values 40℃, 50℃ and 60℃, to study the influence of the temperature on the equilibrium curves of the product and finally to describe the isothermal moisture desorption for tomato product for three temperatures using known models of GAB, GAB, modified BET who showing the best models isotherms sorption to model at and predict hygroscopic behavior during drying and storage. The results of this research can be used to determine characteristic drying curves and to have optimal storage conditions.

  • The lattice Boltzmann method use to simulate natural convection in a single-chapel greenhouse
    Farhat Benabderrahmane, Belkacem Draoui, Mohamed Douha, Noureddine Kaid, Ahmed Merabti, Abdelkarim Sahli, and Houcine Moungar

    International Information and Engineering Technology Association
    1 Laboratory of Energetic in Arid Zones (ENERGARID), University Tahri Mohamed of Bechar, B.P 417, Bechar 08000, Algeria 2 Higher Normal School of Bechar, Bechar 08000, Algeria 3 University Centre Salhi Ahmed od Naama, Science & Technology Institute, B.P 66, Naama 45000, Algeria 4 Unité de Recherche en Energies Renouvelables en Milieu Saharien, URERMS, Centre de Développement des Energies Renouvelables, CDER, Adrar 01000, Algeria

  • Improvement of the methane yield from the sludge by co-digestion with dromedary dung in the City of Adrar in Algeria


  • Three-dimensional numerical study of the anode supported intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell overheating
    Sahli Youcef, Zitouni Bariza, Moungar Houcine, and Ben-moussa Hocine

    International Information and Engineering Technology Association
    1 Unité de Recherche en Energies Renouvelables en Milieu Saharien, URERMS, Centre de Développement des Energies Renouvelables, CDER, 01000, Adrar, Algeria 2 Department of Food Technology, Institute of Veterinary Sciences and Agronomic Sciences, University of Batna 1, Algeria 3 Laboratoire d’Etude des Systèmes Energétiques Industriels (LESEI), Département de Mécanique, Faculté de Technologie, Université Batna 2, Algeria

  • The isothermal sorption measurement and the isosteric heats determinations for the South Algerian date varieties
    Ahmed Mediani, Houcine Moungar, Ahmed Amine Larbi, Akil Loumani, Wafa Braham Chaouch, Abdelkrim Djaber, Cherif Tigani, and Ali Benatiallah

    International Information and Engineering Technology Association
    Received: 18 April 2019 Accepted: 10 July 2019 The equilibrium water content of a product to be dried is essential during a forced convection solar drying and storage operation. These values are often taken from the so-called isothermal sorption curves. The isotherms determination is an essential step to know the distribution and the intensity of the water connections in the products. They make it possible to determine the products final water content to be reached in order to optimize the drying conditions and give valuable information on the hygroscopic equilibrium. As a result, this experimental study aims to determine the physicochemical components' and the desorption isotherms curves for deferent date type L’hmira, Bamakhlouf and Tegazza from the Touat region, in South-West Algeria, using the saturated salt solution method. The experiment is carried out for three temperature values 40 ° C, 50 ° C and 60 ° C, to study the influence of the temperature on the equilibrium curves of the product and finally to describe the isothermal moisture desorption for deferent date types for three temperatures using known models of GAB, SMITH, LANGMUIR and OSWIN.

  • Monthly fresh water yield analysis of three solar desalination units a comparative study in the south Algeria climatic condition
    Houcine Moungar, Ahmed Azzi, Youcef Sahli, and Abdelkarim Haida

    International Information and Engineering Technology Association
    Received: 22 July 2018 Accepted: 14 September 2018 The Purpose of the paper is studied three types solar distillers, double slope with and without immersed fins and the simple solar distiller. A monthly comparative study is investigated experimentally, for a long period of the year. Further, the wind speed influence, the distance between fins, the fins height, the fins number and thickness, on the solar distiller’s production, is investigated theoretically. From the obtained results, it is noted that for the wind speed greater than 3.5 m/s, a decrease in the productivity is caused by the cooling of the outer walls, and this induces some heat losses, especially at the front and rear walls of the solar still. The distance between fins has no significant effect on the still productivity. Moreover, increasing the fins height, from 2 to 5 cm, increase the productivity; however, when the height changes from 6 to 8 cm, the distillate production goes down. A larger fins number lead for rise the produced distilled water amount. Therefore, one should use the maximum number of fins, while taking into consideration the feasibility of the assembly. Increasing the water mass makes the productivity to go down. The obtained results on June 11, 2016, show that the proposed system productivity was about 15 to 27 % higher than that of a simple one, under the following conditions, i.e. Mw = 42.61 kg, h1 = 3.6 cm, Vw = 3.5 m/s, lw = 5 cm and Nfins = 12. The total annual cost estimation proof clearly that the payback period is less than a years. As well as, it has been found that the increasing lifetime and the interest rate decreasing caused a decrease in the distilled water unit price.

  • Double slope solar still with immersed fins: Theoretical and experimental study


  • Immersed fins influence on the double slope solar still production in south Algeria climatic condition
    Houcine Moungar, Azzi Ahmed, Sahli Youcef, and Hieda Aabdelkrimr

    International Information and Engineering Technology Association
    This work presents a theoretical and experimental study of a double slope still with fins immersed in a basin. The influence of the speed of wind, distance between fins, height of fins, number of fins and thickness of the water layer in the basin, on the production of the still, is investigated. From the results obtained, it is noted that for a wind speed greater than 3.5 m/s, a decrease in the productivity is caused by the cooling of the outer walls, and this induces some heat losses, especially at the front and rear walls of the still. The distance between fins has no significant effect on the still productivity. Moreover, increasing the height of fins, from 2 to 5 cm, causes a raise in the productivity; however, when the height changes from 6 to 8 cm, the distillate production goes down. A larger number of fins lead to a rise in the amount of distilled water produced. Therefore, one should use the maximum number of fins, while taking into consideration the feasibility of the assembly. Increasing the mass of water in the basin makes the productivity to go down. The results obtained on June 11, 2016, show that the productivity of the proposed system was about 15 to 27 % higher than that of a simple one, under the following conditions, i.e. mw = 42.61 kg, h1 = 3.6 cm, Vv = 3.5 m/s, lw = 5 cm and Nfins = 12.

  • Experimental study of a domestic hot water storage tank thermal behaviour