Performance Investigation of a Solar Heat Driven Adsorption Chiller under Two Different Climatic Conditions

Biplab Choudhury, Pradip Kumar Chatterjee, Khairul Habib, Bidyut Baran Saha

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    Abstract

    The demand for cooling, especially in the developing economies, is rising at a fast rate. Fast-depleting sources of fossil fuel and environmental concerns necessitate looking for alternative cooling solutions. Solar heat driven adsorption based cooling cycles are environmentally friendly due to their use of natural refrigerants and the thermal compression process. In this paper, a performance simulation study of a basic two-bed solar adsorption chiller has been performed through a transient model for two different climatic locations in India. Effect of operating temperatures and cycle time on the chiller performance has been studied. It is observed that the solar hot water temperature obtained in the composite climate of Delhi (28.65°N, 77.25°E) can run the basic adsorption cooling cycle efficiently throughout the year. Whereas, the monsoon months of July and August in the warm and humid climate of Durgapur (23.48°N, 87.32°E) are unable to supply the required driving heat.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)347-354
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series C
    Volume99
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2018

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Ocean Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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