We have developed an innovative spherical activated carbon (SAC) for adsorption heat pump application. It was observed that the SAC had a large effective adsorption compared with conventional activated carbons against ethanol. To predict the system performance with SAC as adsorbent of adsorption heat pumps, a dynamic simulation model based on the heat exchanger characteristics estimation was performed. The simulation results revealed that the adsorption cooling system with the SAC achieved a larger cooling capacity compared with the conventional activated carbon powder-ethanol pair, and the COP at the optimum cycle time was improved by 12% by the SAC-ethanol pair.
|Translated title of the contribution||Performance Prediction of Adsorption Cooling System using Spherical Activated Carbons and Ethanol|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|