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Martin Van Eldik

Associate Professor
Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering
North-West University
South Africa


Martin van Eldik is currently working as Associate Professor (Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering) in North-West University, South Africa.

Research Interest

He is an associate professor in the School of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering where his research group focus on research relevant to the thermal-fluid industry with the emphasis on energy systems. This include research into the next generation of heat pumps including the use of CO2 as refrigerant for high temperature applications. Martin is also a Business Unit Manager with M-Tech Industrial (Pty) Ltd mainly focusing on turnkey energy efficient heat pump hot water solutions for the commercial and industrial sectors. He is also involved with the technical and R&D aspects of M-Tech's water heating heat pumps and mine cooling units.


  • Rankin R, van Eldik M, “An investigation into the energy savings and economic viability of heat pump water heaters applied in the residential sector”, Plumbing Africa, Vol 16, No 11, pp 75-81, Jan 2011.

  • Rousseau P G, Rankin R and van Eldik M, “Demand side management for commercial buildings using an in-line heat pump water heating methodology”, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol 45, pp 1553-1563, 2004.

  • Rousseau P G, Greyvenstein G P and van Eldik M, “Detailed simulation of fluted tube water heating condensers”, International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol 26, pp 232-239, 2003.

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