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Ice-Houses - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128222751, 9780128222768


1st Edition

Energy, Architecture, and Sustainability

Authors: Alireza Dehghani-Sanij Mehdi Bahadori
eBook ISBN: 9780128222768
Paperback ISBN: 9780128222751
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 6th May 2021
Page Count: 358
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Ice-Houses: Energy, Architecture and Sustainability presents new and novel technologies and approaches surrounding daily and seasonal ice storage, along with discussions on passive cooling and natural technologies using different methods, including heat pumps. The book covers different aspects of ice-houses and cold energy production, storage and utilization. By addressing various issues connected to the technology and structure of traditional ice-houses and natural and artificial ice making, this refences looks at new technological approaches for the reduction of electrical energy consumption in buildings.

Users will find this to be a comprehensive overview of ice house storage that includes worked examples and global case studies. It is an essential resource for researchers and engineers looking to advance their understanding of this method of thermal storage.

Key Features

  • Includes worked examples which calculate and determine the amounts of different parameters to help better understand the problem-solving process
  • Provides a comprehensive literature review on the history and architecture of ice-houses, along with different ice production and storage methods
  • Contains recent developments related to cold energy production and storage through ice making to reduce electricity demand


Electrical engineers, systems engineers, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers and researchers interested in energy production and storage

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: Energy consumption and environmental challenges
    2. Natural ice making
    3. Artificial ice making
    4. Traditional ice-houses
    5. The architecture of traditional ice-houses
    6. Natural and low-energy ice making to save energy
    7. Ice production to reduce electricity demand for cooling buildings at peak times
    8. Using solar energy, heat pumps and seasonal ice storage to provide heating/cooling needs of buildings
    9. Case studies and examples of traditional ice-houses


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About the Authors

Alireza Dehghani-Sanij

Dr. Alireza Dehghani-Sanij is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He studies energy issues such as energy sources, storage and conversion; stand-alone and hybrid renewable energy systems, specifically in geothermal contexts; and passive cooling systems. In a decade’s academic and industrial experience, he has published over 30 papers in scientific journals and presented over 30 papers at conferences. He has also collaborated with other researchers to publish several books in both English and Farsi.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow, University of Waterloo, Canada.

Mehdi Bahadori

Dr. Mehdi N. Bahadori is a Professor (Emeritus) of Mechanical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Iran. He has published and presented over 200 papers in scientific journals and at conferences, in both English and Farsi. He has also collaborated on some books in both languages, on energy, passive cooling systems, and engineering ethics. Among his scientific and professional memberships are ones in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME), and the Iranian Solar Energy Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor (Emeritus) of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran.

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