Study of various adsorbent-refrigerant pairs for the application of solar driven adsorption cooling in tropical climates

Khairul Habib, Bidyut Baran Saha, Shigeru Koyama

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    Abstract

    This article presents analytical investigation results on the performance of solar powered adsorption cooling systems for Malaysia and similar tropical regions. The studied adsorbent-refrigerant pairs are silica gel-water, activated carbon fiber-ethanol and activated carbon-methanol. A computer simulation program has been developed for modeling and performance evaluation for the solar driven adsorption cooling cycle using the meteorological data of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The simulation is based on the experimentally confirmed adsorption isotherms, kinetics and isosteric heat of the adsorption data for the respective adsorbent-refrigerant pairs. The optimum cooling capacity and coefficient of performance (COP) of the different adsorbent-refrigerant pairs varying adsorption-desorption cycle time, regeneration temperature and chilled water inlet temperature are calculated and compared.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)266-274
    Number of pages9
    JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
    Volume72
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 22 2014

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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