Computer simulation of a silica gel-water adsorption refrigeration cycle - the influence of operating conditions on cooling output and COP

Bidyut B. Saha, Elisa C. Boelman, Takao Kashiwagi

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Abstract

This work deals with the use of adsorption refrigerant cycles driven by waste heat of near ambient temperature. A parametric study was conducted by computer simulation to determine the effects of operating conditions on cooling output and coefficient of performance (COP). A simulation program verified the influence of operating temperatures (hot and cooling water), water flow rates, and adsorption-desorption cycle times. The most influential parameter is the operating temperatures, followed by water flow rates. Cycle time is less influential in quantitative terms but qualitatively is very important.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-357
Number of pages10
JournalASHRAE Transactions
Volume101
Issue numberPt 2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 ASHRAE Annual Meeting - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 24 1995Jun 28 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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