Modeling and simulation of an activated carbon-CO2 four bed based adsorption cooling system

Skander Jribi, Bidyut Baran Saha, Shigeru Koyama, Hatem Bentaher

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    In this study, a transient mathematical model of a 4-bed adsorption chiller using Maxsorb III as the adsorbent and CO2 as the refrigerant has been analyzed. The performances of the cyclic-steady-state system are presented for different heating and cooling water inlet temperatures. It is found that the desorption pressure has a big influence in the performances due to the low critical point of CO2 (Tc = 31 C). With 80 kg of Maxsorb III, the CO2 based adsorption chiller produces 2 kW of cooling power and presents a COP of 0.1, at driving heat source temperature of 95 C along with a cooling temperature of 27 C and at optimum desorption pressure of 79 bar. The present thermal compression air-conditioning system could be driven with solar energy or waste heat from internal combustion engines and therefore is suitable for both residential and mobile air-conditioning applications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)985-991
    Number of pages7
    JournalEnergy Conversion and Management
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
    • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
    • Fuel Technology
    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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