Steady-state Analysis on Thermally Driven Adsorption Air-conditioning System for Agricultural Greenhouses

Muhammad Sultan, Takahiko Miyazaki, Bidyut Baran Saha, Shigeru Koyama, Valeriy S. Maisotsenko

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In the present study, water vapor adsorption onto silica-gel, activated carbon powder (ACP) and activated carbon fiber (ACF) has been experimentally measured at 20 °C, 30 °C and 50 °C. The adsorption data is fitted with Guggenheim-Anderson-De Boer and Dubinin-Astakhov adsorption models for silica-gel and ACP/ACF, respectively. Steady-state moisture cycled (MCSS) is determined for greenhouse demand category-I, II and III which are based on 60%, 40% and 20% relative humidity of dehumidified air, respectively. The ACP and ACF enable maximum MCSS for demand category-I and II, respectively. However, the silica-gel is found the only applicable adsorbent for demand category-III.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
EventInternational Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction, ICSDEC 2015 - Chicago, United States
Duration: May 10 2015May 13 2015


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  • Engineering(all)

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