Effect of improving thermal conductivity of the adsorbent on performance of adsorption cooling system

Ahmed A. Askalany, Stefan K. Henninger, Mohamed Ghazy, Bidyut Baran Saha

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Abstract

In this paper, effect of using metallic additives on thermal conductivity of granular activated carbon has been investigated. Fillings of iron, copper and aluminum at different mass concentrations ranging from 10 to 30% have been studied. The thermal conductivity of the combinations has been estimated experimentally. The thermal conductivity has been increased with the increase in metal concentrations. A mathematical model simulating an adsorption cooling system has been conducted. The effect of the metallic fillings on coefficient of performance and specific cooling power (SCP) of adsorption cooling system has been studied theoretically. Using aluminum fillings in 30% concentration caused a decrease in cycle time by 50% and an increase in specific cooling power by 100%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-702
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
Volume110
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 5 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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