María Venegas

Contact information
Office: 1.1.D.08
Phone: +34 91 624 8776
email: mvenegas @ ing.uc3m.es

 
 

EDUCATION
2002 – PhD in Industrial Engineering. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.
1998 – Master in Nuclear and Energy Facilities Engineering. Instituto Superior de Ciencias y Tecnología Nucleares (ISCTN), La Habana, Cuba.
1995 – Nuclear Engineer. ISCTN, La Habana, Cuba.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Absorption refrigeration, Heat and mass transfer, Membrane technology, Miniaturisation, Solar thermal energy.

TEACHING ACTIVITIES
Heat Transfer, Applied Thermodynamics, Industrial Heat and Cold, Environmental Engineering, Renewable Energies.

PUBLICATIONS

C. Marugán-Cruz, S. Sánchez-Delgado, M.R. Rodríguez-Sánchez, M. Venegas, D. Santana, District cooling network connected to a solar power tower, Appl. Therm. Eng., 79, 2015, 174-183.

A.M. Hdz-Jasso, M.R. Contreras-Valenzuela, A. Rodríguez-Martínez, R.J. Romero, M. Venegas “Experimental heat transformer monitoring based on linear modelling and statistical control process”, Appl. Therm. Eng., DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.09. 013.

C. Marugán-Cruz, S. Sánchez-Delgado, M.R. Rodríguez-Sánchez, M. Venegas “District cooling using central tower power plants”, Energy Procedia, Vol. 49C, 2014, pp. 1791-1800.

M.R. Rodríguez-Sánchez, M. Venegas, C. Marugán-Cruz, D. Santana “Thermal, mechanical and hydraulic analysis to optimize the design of molten salt central receivers of solar tower power plants”, Renewable Energies & Power Quality Journal, No.11, March 2013.

P. Rodríguez-Aumente, M.C. Rodríguez-Hidalgo, J.I. Nogueira, A. Lecuona, M. Venegas “District heating and cooling for business buildings in Madrid”, Appl. Therm. Eng., Vol. 50, 2013, pp. 1496-1503.

A. Zacarías, M. Venegas, A. Lecuona, R. Ventas “Experimental evaluation of ammonia adiabatic absorption into ammonia-lithium nitrate solution using a fog jet nozzle”, Appl. Therm. Eng., Vol. 50, 2013, pp. 781-790.

C. Vereda, R. Ventas, A. Lecuona, M. Venegas “Study of an ejector-absorption refrigeration cycle with an adaptable ejector nozzle for different working conditions”, Appl. Energy, Vol. 97, 2012, pp. 305-312.

R. Ventas, C. Vereda, A. Lecuona, M. Venegas “Experimental study of a thermochemical compressor for an absorption/compression hybrid cycle”, Appl. Energy, Vol. 97, 2012, pp. 297-304.

M. Venegas, A. Zacarías, C. Vereda, A. Lecuona, R. Ventas “Subcooled and saturated boiling of ammonia-lithium nitrate solution in a plate-type generator for absorption machines”, Int. J. Heat Mass Transf., Vol. 55, No. 17-18, 2012, pp. 4914-4922.

R. Ventas, C. Vereda, A. Lecuona, M. Venegas, M.C. Rodríguez-Hidalgo, Effect of the NH3-LiNO3 concentration and pressure in a fog-jet spray adiabatic absorber, Appl. Therm. Eng. 37, 2012, 430-437.

M. Venegas, M.C. Rodríguez-Hidalgo, R. Salgado, A. Lecuona, P. Rodríguez, G. Gutiérrez, Experimental diagnosis of the influence of operational variables on the performance of a solar absorption cooling system, Appl. Energy 88, 2011, 1447-1454.

A. Zacarías, M. Venegas, R. Ventas, A. Lecuona, Experimental assessment of ammonia adiabatic absorption into ammonia-lithium nitrate solution using a flat fan nozzle, Appl. Therm. Eng. 31, 2011, 3569-3579.

G. Gutiérrez-Urueta, P. Rodríguez, M. Venegas, F. Ziegler, M.C. Rodríguez-Hidalgo, Experimental performances of a LiBr-water absorption facility equipped with adiabatic absorber, Int. J. Refrig. 34, 2011, 1749-1759.

A. Zacarías, R. Ventas, M. Venegas, A. Lecuona, Boiling heat transfer and pressure drop of ammonia-lithium nitrate solution in a plate generator, Int. J. Heat Mass Transf. 53, 2010, 4768-4779.

R. Ventas, A. Lecuona, A. Zacarías, M. Venegas, Ammonia-lithium nitrate absorption chiller with an integrated low-pressure compression booster cycle for low driving temperatures, Appl. Therm. Eng. 30, 2010, 1351-1359.

A. Lecuona, R. Ventas, M. Venegas, A. Zacarías, R. Salgado, Optimum hot water temperature for absorption solar cooling, Sol. Energy 83, 2009, 1806-1814.

F. Asdrubali, M. Bonaut, M. Battisti, M. Venegas, Comparative study of energy regulations for buildings in Italy and Spain, Energy Build. 40, 2008, 1805-1815.

M. Venegas, M. Izquierdo, P. Rodríguez, J.I. Nogueira, Design of spray absorbers for LiNO3-NH3 absorption refrigeration systems, Atom. Sprays 15, 2005, 439-456.

M. Venegas, P. Rodríguez, A. Lecuona, M. Izquierdo, Spray absorbers in absorption systems using lithium nitrate – ammonia solution, Int. J. Refrig. 28, 2005, 554-564.

M. Izquierdo, M. Venegas, N. García, E. Palacios, Exergetic analysis of a double-stage LiBr-H2O thermal compressor cooled by air/water and driven by low-grade heat, Energy Conv. Manag. 46, 2005, 1029-1042.

M. Venegas, M. Izquierdo, P. Rodríguez, A. Lecuona, Heat and mass transfer during absorption of ammonia vapour by LiNO3-NH3 solution drops, Int. J. Heat Mass Transf. 47, 2004, 2653-2667.

M. Izquierdo, M. Venegas, P. Rodríguez, A. Lecuona, Crystallization as a limit to develop solar air-cooled LiBr-H2O absorption systems using low-grade heat, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 81, 2004, 205-216.

M. Venegas, D. Arzoz, P. Rodríguez, M. Izquierdo, Heat and mass transfer in LiNO3-NH3 spray absorption system, Int. Commun. Heat Mass Transf. 30, 2003, 805-815.

M. Venegas, M. Izquierdo, M. de Vega, A. Lecuona, Thermodynamic study of multistage absorption cycles using low temperature heat, Int. J. Energy Res. 26, 2002, 775-791.

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