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
CountryChina
CityXi'an
Period8/26/128/28/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Oh, S. T., & Saha, B. B. (2012). Study on adsorption cooling system powered by fuel cell waste heat. In 6th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, ACRA 2012 (pp. 204-210). (6th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, ACRA 2012). Chinese Association of Refrigeration (CAR).