Entropy generation analysis of an adsorption cooling cycle

Thu Kyaw, Young Deuk Kim, Aung Myat, Won Gee Chun, Kim Choon Ng

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This paper discusses the analysis of an adsorption (AD) chiller using system entropy generation as a thermodynamic framework for evaluating total dissipative losses that occurred in a batch-operated AD cycle. The study focuses on an adsorption cycle operating at heat source temperatures ranging from 60 to 85 °C, whilst the chilled water inlet temperature is fixed at 12.5 °C,-a temperature of chilled water deemed useful for dehumidification and cooling. The total entropy generation model examines the processes of key components of the AD chiller such as the heat and mass transfer, flushing and de-superheating of liquid refrigerant. The following key findings are observed: (i) The cycle entropy generation increases with the increase in the heat source temperature (10.8 to 46.2 W/K) and the largest share of entropy generation or rate of energy dissipation occurs at the adsorption process, (ii) the second highest energy rate dissipation is the desorption process, (iii) the remaining energy dissipation rates are the evaporation and condensation processes, respectively. Some of the noteworthy highlights from the study are the inevitable but significant dissipative losses found in switching processes of adsorption-desorption and vice versa, as well as the de-superheating of warm condensate that is refluxed at non-thermal equilibrium conditions from the condenser to the evaporator for the completion of the refrigeration cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-155
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Entropy
entropy
Cooling
cooling
Adsorption
cycles
adsorption
superheating
heat sources
Desorption
Energy dissipation
energy dissipation
desorption
dehumidification
flushing
inlet temperature
Temperature
water temperature
evaporators
Water

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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Entropy generation analysis of an adsorption cooling cycle. / Kyaw, Thu; Kim, Young Deuk; Myat, Aung; Chun, Won Gee; Ng, Kim Choon.

In: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 60, No. 1, 01.01.2013, p. 143-155.

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Kyaw, Thu ; Kim, Young Deuk ; Myat, Aung ; Chun, Won Gee ; Ng, Kim Choon. / Entropy generation analysis of an adsorption cooling cycle. In: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 2013 ; Vol. 60, No. 1. pp. 143-155.
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