Proposal of a chemical heat pump with hydrolysis of acetal for cold thermal energy generation

Takayuki Watanabe, Naoya Akiyama, Atsushi Kanzawa

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Abstract

A chemical heat pump with hydrolysis of acetal is a new heat-driven heat pump system for generation of cold thermal energy. Acetal hydrolysis consists of four elemental reactions. The most feasible rate-controlling step is in the hemiacetal production process. A reaction rate equation has been proposed from the above reaction mechanism. The generation rate of cold thermal energy evaluated from the reaction rate equation is high enough for the heat pump system. Improvement of the separation process is required for practical use of the heat pump system. The reaction system of acetal hydrolysis can be used for chemical heat transport.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1421-1422
Number of pages2
Journalkagaku kogaku ronbunshu
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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