Study on a waste heat-driven adsorption cooling cum desalination cycle

Kim Choon Ng, Kyaw Thu, Bidyut Baran Saha, Anutosh Chakraborty

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    Abstract

    This article presents the performance analysis of a waste heat-driven adsorption cycle. With the implementation of adsorption-desorption phenomena, the cycle simultaneously produces cooling energy and high-grade potable water. A mathematical model is developed using isotherm characteristics of the adsorbent/adsorbate pair (silica gel and water), energy and mass balances for the each component of the cycle. The cycle is analyzed using key performance parameters namely (i) specific cooling power (SCP), (ii) specific daily water production (SDWP), (iii) the coefficient of performance (COP) and (iv) the overall conversion ratio (OCR). The numerical results of the adsorption cycle are validated using experimental data. The parametric analysis using different hot and chilled water temperatures are reported. At 85°C hot water inlet temperature, the cycle generates 3.6 m 3 of potable water and 23 Rton of cooling at the produced chilled water temperature of 10°C.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)685-693
    Number of pages9
    JournalInternational Journal of Refrigeration
    Volume35
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2012

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Building and Construction
    • Mechanical Engineering

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