Study on adsorption cooling system powered by fuel cell waste heat

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the performance results of two adsorption cooling cycles which are powered by waste heat from polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) of temperature between from 60 to 80°C. The studied adsorption cooling cycles employ activated carbon fiber (ACF) of type A-20/ethanol and RD type silica gel/water as the adsorbent/refrigerant pairs. Ethanol and water are taken as refrigerants as both the ozone depleting potential (ODP) and global warming potential (GWP) are zero and they do not have any toxicity. A cycle simulation computer program was developed to study the performance of the adsorption cycles which comprise with an evaporator, a condenser and one pair of adsorber/desorber heat exchangers. System performance in terms of cooling capacity and coefficient of performance (COP) are determined and compared between the studied two systems varying heat source temperature and adsorption/desorption cycle time.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication6th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, ACRA 2012
    PublisherChinese Association of Refrigeration (CAR)
    Pages204-210
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9781632660152
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
    Event6th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, ACRA 2012 - Xi'an, China
    Duration: Aug 26 2012Aug 28 2012

    Publication series

    Name6th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, ACRA 2012

    Other

    Other6th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, ACRA 2012
    Country/TerritoryChina
    CityXi'an
    Period8/26/128/28/12

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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