Contact Details

Prof. Dr. Paul Kohlenbach

Full Professor - Mechanical Engineering/Renewable Energy

Faculty VIII - Mechanical Eng., Process Eng. and Event Technology

Study coordinator -  Mechanical Engineering – Renewable Energies (M.Eng)

Phone: +49-(0)30-4504-5322

Office: Building A, room A125a

kohlenbach(at)bht-berlin.de


Teaching & Supervision
Courses taught

  • Thermodynamics and heat transfer (B)
  • Solar thermal systems and heat pumps (B)
  • Hydrogen technology (B, M)
  • Energy economics (B, M)
  • Design and operation of wind power stations (M)
  • Renewable Energy and Process Engineering -  technical group project (M)
  • Solving engineering-based challenges - technical group project (M)
  • Applied engineering systems and methods - technical group project (M)
  • Solar technologies - Application and numerical simulation (M)

(B: Bachelor degree course, M: Master degree course)


Publications
Journal & conference papers, books

Publications by Prof. Paul Kohlenbach

As recorded at November 2022

Journal articles, books and conference presentations

Kohlenbach P., Jakob U., Munzinger P., Werntges A. (2022). How To Cool A Warming World? – The Potential of Photovoltaic Green Cooling with Natural Refrigerants in Sunbelt Countries. Proc. of Eurosun 2022 - ISES and IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry, 25 - 29 September 2022, Kassel, Germany

Kohlenbach P. und Jakob U. (2022). R22 PLANT RETROFIT FOR REFRIGERATED STORAGE USING A PHOTOVOLTAIC-DRIVEN R290 CHILLER – A CASE STUDY. Proc. of 15th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants, Trondheim, Norway, 12.-15.6.2022

Kohlenbach P. und Jakob U. (2022). Integration of Solar-Assisted Cooling and Freezing into a Micro-Brewery Process Using a Hybrid Vapour-Compression/Sorption System. Proc. of 15th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants, Trondheim, Norway, 12.-15.6.2022

Jakob U., Neyer D., Vasta S. und Kohlenbach P. (2021). Solar Cooling for the Sunbelt Regions. Proc. of ISES SWC Conference 2021, 25.10.2021

Pels Leusden C., Kohlenbach P., Köhler S. (2021). Modellierung energetischer Gebäudesanierung und Elektromobilität – Planspiel Energie für (m)eine Stadt. Proc. of 7th Power to Heat Conference, ETG Energietechnische Gesellschaft im VDE, Berlin, 29.11.2021

Pels Leusden C., Kohlenbach P., Köhler S., Wolf J. und Pleißner F. (2020). Energie für (m)eine Stadt. Proc. of 6th Power to Heat Dialog, VDE Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik e.V., Berlin, 03.12.2020

Kohlenbach P. und Jakob U. (2019). Brandschutz bei A3-Kältemitteln durch sauerstoffreduziertes Abgas einer Brennstoffzelle. Jahrestagung Deutscher Kälte- und klimatechnischer Verein DKV, Kassel, 20.11.2019.

Kohlenbach P. (2019). COLD STORAGE AS A MEANS TO AVOID EXCESSIVE POWER PRODUCTION FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATORS. International Special Issue 2019 - Sustainable cooling for a healthy future. Official journal of Centro Studi Galileo (CSG) and European Energy Centre (EEC), UNEP Publications. ISSN 1877-7058

Kohlenbach P. und Dunst, B. (2018). TECHNO-ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF A PHOTOVOLTAIC-DRIVEN R290 CHILLER WITH A PHASE-CHANGE-MATERIAL (PCM) STORAGE TANK FOR REFRIGERATION APPLICATIONS. Proc. of 13th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants, Valencia, Spain, 17.6.2018

Kohlenbach P. (2018) Flexible Stromspeicher: Phasenwechselmaterialien in Kombination mit solarer Kühlung. Methoden des Fortschritts, Moringa Verlag Berlin, ISSN 978-3-948133-00-9

Kohlenbach P. und Jakob U. (2018). The Potential of Solar Cooling for Social Housing Buildings in Mexico. International Special Issue 2018. Official journal of Centro Studi Galileo (CSG) and European Energy Centre (EEC), UNEP Publications. ISSN 1877-7058

Kohlenbach P. (2017). Wirtschaftlichkeitsbetrachtungen für photovoltaik-basierte solare Kühlsysteme. KI Kälte Luft Klimatechnik Hüthig GmbH Heidelberg, ISSN 0945-0459

Greenaway T. and Kohlenbach P. (2017). Assessment of potential energy and greenhouse gas savings in the commercial building sector by using solar energy for airconditioning purposes. Procedia Engineering 180 ( 2017 ) 715 – 724

Kohlenbach P. und Dunst, B. (2017). Techno-ökonomische Analyse eines Verbundsystems aus Photovoltaik-Anlage, R290-Kaltwassersatz und PCM-Kältespeicher. Jahrestagung Deutscher Kälte- und klimatechnischer Verein DKV, Kassel, 22.11.2017.

Kohlenbach P., Jakob U. und Mugnier D. (2016). Assessment on the Commercial Viability of Solar Cooling Technologies and Applications in the Arab Region. Official journal of Centro Studi Galileo (CSG) and European Energy Centre (EEC), UNEP Publications. ISSN 1877-7058

Kohlenbach P. (2016). Wirtschaftlichkeitsbetrachtungen für photovoltaik-basierte solare Kühlsysteme. Jahrestagung Deutscher Kälte- und klimatechnischer Verein DKV, Kassel, 16.11.2016.

Kohlenbach, P; Jakob U; Osborne, J; Dreyer J; Kim J (2015). The design and installation of a combined concentrating power station, solar cooling system and domestic hot water system. Energy Procedia, Vol. 70, pp.484-496

Kohlenbach P. and Jakob U. (2014). Solar Cooling - The Earthscan Expert Guide to Solar Cooling Systems, Routledge Chapman & Hall, 2014

Kohlenbach, P; Ackermann, L; Mörtl, K; Punzel, G; Osborne, J (2014). Influence of oil-soaked insulation on the heat loss of thermal oil piping used in high-temperature solar cooling applications. Energy Procedia, Vol. 48, pp. 739-748.

Kohlenbach, P; Jakob U; Osborne, J (2014). Refrigeracion fotovoltaica frente a refrigeracion termo solar. Una comparativa para Europa. Frio Calor Aire Acondicionado, ISSN 0210-0665

Kohlenbach, P; Ackermann, L; Mörtl, K; Punzel, G; Osborne, J (2013). Influence of oil-soaked insulation on the heat loss of thermal oil piping used in high-temperature solar cooling applications. Proc. of SHC 2013 - International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling in Buildings and Industry, Freiburg, Germany, 25.09.2013.

Kohlenbach, P; Jakob U; Osborne, J (2012). PHOTOVOLTAIC VS SOLAR THERMAL COOLING: A COMPARISON FOR EUROPE. Proc. of 10th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference, Delft, Netherlands, 25.06.2012.

Kohlenbach, P. and Dennis, M. (2010). Opportunity and Direction for Solar Cooling – The Case in Australia. Industria Formazione – Special Issue Refrigeration and Air-conditioning. Official journal of Centro Studi Galileo (CSG) and European Energy Centre (EEC). October 2010.

Kohlenbach, P. and Dennis, M. (2010). Solar Cooling in Australia: State of the art and outlook. Proc. of AIRAH Achieving the Green Dream Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 17th September 2010.

Bongs, C., Dalibard, A., Kohlenbach P., Marc, O., Gurruchaga, I. and Tsekouras P. (2010). Simulation Tools for Solar Cooling Systems – Comparison for a Virtual Chilled Water System. Proc. of EuroSun 2010 Conference Proceedings, Graz, Austria, September 2010.

Kohlenbach, P. and Dennis, M. (2010). Solar Cooling in Australia: The future of air-conditioning? Proc. of 9th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference, Sydney, Australia, 14th April 2010.

Jakob, U. and Kohlenbach, P. (2010). Recent developments of sorption chillers in Europe. Proc. of 9th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference, Sydney, Australia, 13th April 2010.

Kohlenbach, P. (2010). What is the Potential Role of Solar Air-Conditioning in Australia?  Proc. of Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services Trade Exhibition (ARBS), Sydney, Australia, 13 April 2010.

Kohlenbach, P. (2009). The Australian Solar Cooling Initiative. Proc. of 3rd International Conference on Solar Air-Conditioning, Palermo, Italy, September 30th 2009

Ott, S., Guthrie, K., Andrews, G., Kohlenbach, P. (2009). Solar cooling opportunities on fruit and dairy farms. Proc. of 3rd International Conference on Solar Air-Conditioning, Palermo, Italy, September 30th 2009

 

Rossington D., White, S., Weigand, A., Sire, R., Reece, R., Kohlenbach, P. (2009). Comparison of Silica Gel and Zeolite Desiccant Wheel Performance. Proc. of 3rd International Conference on Solar Air-Conditioning, Palermo, Italy, September 30th 2009

White, S.D., Kohlenbach, P. and Bongs, C. (2009). Indoor temperature variations resulting from solar desiccant cooling in a building without thermal backup. International Journal of Refrigeration 32 (2009) 

Kohlenbach, P. and Rossington, D. (2008). A novel material for desiccant wheels: Performance testing results. Proc. of EuroSun 2008 Conference Proceedings, Lisbon, Portugal, 07-10 October 2008.

White, S.D., Kohlenbach, P. and Bongs, C. (2008). Desiccant cooling system modelling and optimisation. Proc. of EuroSun 2008 Conference Proceedings, Lisbon, Portugal, 07-10 October 2008.

Kohlenbach, P. (2008). Solar Cooling – State of the art overview. Proc. of IIR-HVAC Efficiency Best Practice Conference, Sep 18th 2008, Melbourne, Australia

Kohlenbach, P. and Zegenhagen, T. (2008). Performance comparison of two models for desiccant wheel simulation. Proc. of International Sorption Heat Pump Conference, Seoul, South Korea, 23-26 September 2008.

Kohlenbach, P., Rossington, D. and Weigand, A. (2008). Experimental performance results of a FAM Z-01 desiccant wheel. Proc. of International Sorption Heat Pump Conference, Seoul, South Korea, 23-26 September 2008.

Kohlenbach, P., and Ziegler, F. (2008) A dynamic simulation model for transient absorption chiller performance. Part I: The model. International Journal of Refrigeration. Volume: 31, Issue: 2, March, 2008, pp. 217-225

Kohlenbach, P., and Ziegler, F. (2008) A dynamic simulation model for transient absorption chiller performance. Part II: Numerical results and experimental verification. International Journal of Refrigeration. Volume: 31, Issue: 2, March, 2008, pp. 226-233

Kohlenbach, P., Bongs, C., Ward, J. K., and White, S. D. (2007) Performance modelling of a desiccant cooling system. In: Proc. of 2nd International Conference on Solar Air-Conditioning, Tarragona, Spain, October 18th-19th 2007. 6p

Kohlenbach, P., Bongs, C., Ward, J. K., and White, S. D. (2007) Performance modelling of a desiccant trigeneration system. In: Proc. of 22nd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, Beijing, China, August 21-26 2007. Paris: International Institute of Refrigeration. 10 p.

Kohlenbach, P., McEvoy, S.R., Stein, W.H., Burton, A., Wong, K., Lovegrove, K., and Burgess, G. (2007). Novel parabolic trough collectors driving a small-scale organic Rankine cycle system. In: Proc. of ES2007, Energy Sustainability 2007, Long Beach, California, U.S.A. June 27-30, 2007. New York: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). 9 p.

Kohlenbach, P. (2007). Alternative solar air-conditioning options. In: Proc. of AIRAH Air Conditioning and Demand Management Conference, Sydney, NSW, April 19th 2007. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating. 22 p.        

Kohlenbach, P., Bongs, C., White, S.D., and Ward, J.K. (2006). Performance modelling of a desiccant-evaporative sorption air-conditioning system driven by micro-turbine waste heat in tropical climates. In: Proc. of AIRAH Sustainability Conference for Tropical and Sub-Tropical Climates, Noosa Heads, Qld., 14-15 September 2006.  Melbourne: Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating. 12 p.

Kohlenbach, P., McEvoy, S.R., Stein, W.H., Burton, A., Wong, K., Lovegrove, K., and Burgess, G. (2006). A new parabolic trough solar collector. In: Proc. of Clean Energy? Can Do! Proceedings of Solar 2006; 44th Annual ANZSES Conference, Canberra, A.C.T., 13-15 September 2006.  Canberra: Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society. 8 p.

Kohlenbach, P., and Ziegler, F. (2006). Development of a dynamic simulation model for transient absorption chiller performance. In: Proc. of 7th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids, Trondheim, Norway, 28-31 May 2006.  Paris: International Institute of Refrigeration. p. 156-159.

Kohlenbach, P., and Ziegler, F. (2006). A novel dynamic simulation model for absorption chillers in solar cooling systems. In: Proc. of EuroSun 2006 Conference Proceedings, Glasgow, Scotland, 27-30 June 2006.  Abingdon, England: Solar Energy Society. 6 p.

Kohlenbach, P., Bongs, C., White, S.D., and Ward, J.K. (2006). Performance modelling of a desiccant-evaporative sorption air-conditioning system driven by micro-turbine waste heat in tropical climates. EcoLibrium, 5 (11), 25-31. Melbourne:  Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heating.

 Wiegand E., Kohlenbach P., Kühn A., Petersen S., Ziegler F. „Entwicklung eines Nasskühlturms kleiner Leistungsklasse für den Einsatz in Systemen zum Solaren Kühlen“. Published in KI Luft- und Kältetechnik 10/2005.

Kühn A., Harm M., Kohlenbach P., Petersen S., Schweigler C., Ziegler F. „Betriebsverhalten einer 10 kW Absorptionskälteanlage für niedrige Antriebstemperaturen“. Published in KI Luft- und Kältetechnik 7/2005.

Kohlenbach P., Clauß, V. „Vergleich verschiedener Strategien zur Regelung einer solarthermischen Anlage für den Einsatzzweck Solares Kühlen“. Presented at 15th Symposium Thermische Solarenergie, Bad Staffelstein, Germany, 2005.

Kühn A., Petersen S., Ziegler F., Kohlenbach P., Schweigler C., Harm M. „Performance of a 10 kW solar driven absorption chiller“. Presented at the 5th ISES Europe Solar Conference EuroSun 2004, Freiburg, Germany

Kohlenbach P., Harm M., Kühn A. „Solar Cooling System with Low Driving Temperature”. Presented at the Int. Conference on Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings (IEECB) 2004, Frankfurt, Germany

Storkenmaier F., Harm M., Schweigler C., Ziegler F., Albers J., Kohlenbach P., Sengewald T. „Small-capacity water/LiBr absorption chiller for Solar Cooling and Waste-Heat driven Cooling“. Presented at the International Congress of Refrigeration 2003, Washington D.C., USA

Lovegrove, K., Luzzi, A., Kreetz, H., Kohlenbach, P. “A Solar Thermochemical Energy Storage System Using Iron Based Catalyst Materials”  Presented at the 8th International Conference on Ferrites, Kyoto, Japan, 2000

Lovegrove, K., Luzzi, A., Kreetz, H., Kohlenbach, P. “Multi-Megawatt 24 Hour Solar Power”.  Presented at the 5th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Cairns, Australia, 2000

Lovegrove, K., Luzzi, A., Kreetz, H., Kohlenbach, P. “Dish-based continuous solar thermal power using ammonia”. Presented at the 10th SolarPACES International Symposium on Solar Thermal Concentrating Technologies, Sydney, Australia, 2000