Highly porous activated carbon based adsorption cooling system employing difluoromethane and a mixture of pentafluoroethane and difluoromethane

Ahmed A. Askalany, Bidyut Baran Saha

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a simulation for a low-grade thermally powered two-beds adsorption cooling system employing HFC-32 and a mixture of HFC-32 and HFC-125 (HFC-410a) with activated carbon of type Maxsorb III. The present simulation model adopts experimentally measured adsorption isotherms, adsorption kinetics and isosteric heat of adsorption data. Effect of operating conditions (mass flow rate of hot water, driving heat source temperature and evaporator temperature) on the system performance has been studied in detail. The simulation results showed that the system could be powered by low-grade heat source temperature (below 85 °C). AC/HFC-32 and AC/HFC-410a adsorption cooling cycles achieved close specific cooling power and coefficient of performance values of 0.15 kW/kg and 0.3, respectively at a regeneration temperature of 90 °C along with evaporator temperature of 10 °C. The investigated semi continuous adsorption cooling system could produce a cooling power of 9 kW.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)107-114
    Number of pages8
    JournalHeat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung
    Volume53
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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