Home / MAGGIO Gaetano Domenico

 

Job Level Researcher III level

e-mail: gaetano.maggio@itae.cnr.it

Link to ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gaetano_Maggio

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4246-7472

Education Qualification: Degree in Mathematics (VO – Former University System)

Current Education Qualification: (Tenured) Researcher.

 

Full personal data, studies, and professional experience:

He was born in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (ME) in 1966, he was awarded a Degree in Mathematics at the University of Messina in 1988, receiving a final mark of 110/110 cum laude; CNR research fellow from 1989 to 1991, Ansaldo-CRIS research in 1992, from 1994 to 2000 carried out research activity at the CNR-ITAE of Messina having fixed-term contracts (Art. 23, Art. 36). Since 8 January 2001, he has been a tenured researcher.

Scientific activity:

The research activity is oriented toward the development of mathematical models which goal is twofold as it aims at simulating how the studied equipment works and determining and assessing the influence of various variables that have an effect on the chemical-physical phenomena described in the results arising from the models (sensitivity analysis). The modelling treatments carried out are like a sort of “virtual experiments”. They have a predictive role that led to study the phenomena and so to optimize the inspected systems in terms of design, costs, and performance.

Until 2001, he took care of the development of mathematical models for fuel cells.

Within this framework, above all, it is important to point out the development of some models for solid polymer fuel cells that offer an original mathematical description of the polarizations of this kind of cells. Yet, some models for molten carbonate cells that examine the feasibility level of systems aiming at using alternative fuels (different from methane), such as ethanol and methanol.

Since 2002, his activity has been concerning the development of simulation mathematical modelling for adsorption energy systems.

 

In particular, he deals with:

  • Dynamic and thermodynamic modelling for heat pumps/refrigerators.
  • Metal/adsorbent thermal exchange models in adsorption machines.
  • Mass and heat transfer models in consolidated beds adsorbers.
  • Dynamic models for air-conditioners for vehicle applications.
  • Dynamic models for solar energy fed adsorption refrigerators (ice production and solar powered air-conditioning systems).

Within this framework, above all, it is important to point out the development of some models to describe the mass and heat transport mechanisms occurring in the consolidated porous beds of the adsorption machines, which are applied both in a single bed system – with an intermittent useful effect – and in a two adsorbent beds system – with internal heat recovery system. It refers to detailed dynamic models of the adsorber (cylindrical geometry) at variable temperature and pressure. They are opposed to a long current of articles presenting even pressure models, which are not suitable for the innovative configuration of consolidated adsorbent (fitting together with the metal of the exchanger) as proposed by the CNR-ITAE.

More recently (since 2008), furthermore, he has taken care of the issue relating to the exhaustion of energy resources (Hubbert peak theory), reaching to a variant – which was never proposed before in any literature – of the Hubbert curve that is usually used to predict the future evolution of the worldwide oil production, and broadening it to fossil fuels (natural gas, carbon).

He is author and co-author of around 30 publications on national and international magazines, 1 chapter (of a book), more than 40 publications on conference proceedings.

List of the most recent publications:

  1. A. FRENI, G. MAGGIO, A. SAPIENZA, A. FRAZZICA, G. RESTUCCIA and S. VASTA

“Comparative analysis of promising adsorbent/adsorbate pairs for adsorptive heat pumping, air conditioning and refrigeration”,

Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 104, pp. 85-95, July 2016.

  1. M. LO FARO, S. TROCINO, S. CAMPAGNA ZIGNANI, A.S. ARICO’, G. MAGGIO, C. ITALIANO, C. FABIANO, L. PINO and A. VITA

“Study of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell fed with n-dodecane reformate. Part I: Endurance test”,

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 41, No. 13, pp. 5741-5747, April 2016.

  1. A.S. ARICO’, V. BAGLIO, N. BRIGUGLIO, G. MAGGIO and S. SIRACUSANO

“Proton exchange membrane water electrolysis” (Chapter 34; pp. 345-356),

In: “Fuel Cells: Data, Facts and Figures”, D. Stolten, R.C. Samsun and N. Garland (Eds.); Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany, February 2016. ISBN: 978-3-527-33240-3.

  1. F. MANENTI, R. PELOSATO, P. VALLEVI, A.R. LEON-GARZON, G. DOTELLI, A. VITA, M. LO FARO, G. MAGGIO, L. PINO and A.S. ARICO’

“Biogas-fed Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) coupled to tri-reforming process: modelling and simulation”,

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 40, No. 42, pp. 14640-14650, November 2015.

  1. A. FRENI, G. MAGGIO, F. CIPITI’ and Yu. I. ARISTOV

“Simulation of water sorption dynamics in adsorption chillers: one, two and four layers of loose silica grains”,

Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 44, pp. 69-77, November 2012.

  1. G. MAGGIO and G. CACCIOLA,

“When will oil, natural gas, and coal peak?”,

Fuel, Vol. 98, pp. 111-123, August 2012.

  1. G. MAGGIO and G. CACCIOLA,

“A variant of the Hubbert curve for world oil production forecasts”,

Energy Policy, Vol. 37, No.11, pp. 4761-4770, 2009.

  1. G. MAGGIO, L. G. GORDEEVA, A. FRENI, Yu. I. ARISTOV, G. SANTORI, F. POLONARA and G. RESTUCCIA,

“Simulation of a solid sorption ice-maker based on the novel composite sorbent lithium chloride in silica gel pores”,

Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol.29, No.8-9, pp. 1714-1720, 2009.

  1. A. FRENI, L. BONACCORSI, E. PROVERBIO, G. MAGGIO and G. RESTUCCIA,

“Zeolite synthesised on copper foam for adsorption chillers: a mathematical model”,

Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Vol.120, No.3, pp. 402-409, 2009.

  1. A. FRENI, G. MAGGIO, S. VASTA, G. SANTORI, F. POLONARA and G. RESTUCCIA,

“Optimization of a solar-powered adsorptive ice-maker by a mathematical method”,

Solar Energy, Vol.82, No.11, pp.965-976, 2008.

 

Contact Information

  • Position Title: Researcher III level (IV class)
  • E-mail address: gaetano.maggio@itae.cnr.it