Meng Wang




Engineering Thermodynamics


PhD Thesis:

Research interests:
Absorption refrigeration & heat pumps


Ionic Liquid-Refrigerant Mixture for Highly Efficient Absorption Heat Pump Systems


Recent Research activities:
Absorption heat pump (AHP) with ionic liquid (IL):



Figure 1 Background of this research: Using ILs in the AHP systems for building heating.

  • ·         Properties estimation of NH3/ILs pairs
  • ·         NH3/ILs pairs in single-effect AHP
  • ·         NH3/ILs pairs in double-effect AHP
  • ·         Absorption of NH3 by ILs



Figure 2 Performance of NH3/IL working pairs in single-effect AHP (a heating COP).



Figure 3 Performance of NH3/IL working pairs in double-effect AHP (a cooling COP).



Key publications:

 Wang M., Infante Ferreira C. A.,  (2017) Absorption heat pump cycles with NH3 – ionic liquid working pairs. Applied Energy, Vol. 204,  Pages 819-830.

Wang M., Becker, T.M.,  Infante Ferreira C. A., (2018)  Assessment of vapor-liquid equilibrium models for ionic liquid based working pairs in absorption cycles. International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol. 87, pp. 10-25.

Wang, M., Becker, T.M., Schouten, B.A., ., Vlugt, T.J.H., Infante Ferreira, C.A (2018).  “Ammonia/ionic liquid based double-effect vapor absorption refrigeration cycles driven by waste heat for cooling in fishing vessels”. Energy Conversion and Management., Vol. 174, pp. 824–843.

Other Achievements:

Best Student Paper Award in the 12th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids Conference








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