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The IEEE CPMT Best Undergraduate Final Year Project (FYP) Award 2017, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia February 27, 2018

The IEEE CPMT Best Undergraduate Final Year Project (FYP) Award in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia for 2017 is awarded to Mr. Tay Kian Yoon a Mechanical Engineering student. The title of the Final Year Project is “Thermal and Moisture Analysis in a Solid Desiccant Wheel (SDW)”. The project focuses on the temperature and moisture distributions in a desiccant wheel, where adsorption and desorption processes take place due to differences of vapor pressure. Different wheel thickness and desiccant materials available in markets have been set as the research controlling variables. The temperature distribution of different thickness and different desiccant properties of SDW is being determined by using multiphysics simulation porous medium modeling and Finite Element Method (FEM) software. Thermal-wetness analogy is then applied to predict and determine the moisture content along the SDW thickness. By having precise and accurate information on the temperature and moisture distributions, engineers could enhance the performance of solid desiccant air dehumidifier. The award of IEEE CPMT Final Year Project Competition has always been the motivation for every final year student. Being granted the award and effort recognized are the wishes and dreams of the students. This competition serves well as the knowledge sharing platform among researchers and students as well as the lecturers. Every small leap of students and researchers build up the ladder for the innovation of technology. The winner received RM3000 and a certificate. The cheque presentation was performed by the FYP Committee Chairperson of the Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haslinda Mohamed Kamar. The temperature distribution of different thickness and different desiccant properties of SDW is being determined by using multiphysics simulation porous medium modeling and Finite Element Method (FEM) software. Thermal-wetness analogy is then applied to predict and determine the moisture content along the SDW thickness. By having precise and accurate information on the temperature and moisture distributions, engineers could enhance the performance of solid desiccant air dehumidifier. The award of IEEE CPMT Final Year Project Competition has always been the motivation for every final year student. Being granted the award and effort recognized are the wishes and dreams of the students. This competition serves well as the knowledge sharing platform among researchers and students as well as the lecturers. Every small leap of students and researchers build up the ladder for the innovation of technology. The winner received RM3000 and a certificate. The cheque presentation was performed by the FYP Committee Chairperson of the Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haslinda Mohamed Kamar.

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