Study on single-and multi-stage adsorption cooling cycles working at sub and above atmospheric conditions

Bidyut B. Saha, Ibrahim I. El-Sharkawy, Anutosh Chakraborty, Shigeru Koyama, Kim Choon Ng

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    Abstract

    This study deals with the performance analysis of single-and multi-stage adsorption cooling cycles working at partial vacuum and pressurized conditions for cooling applications. Four adsorbent-refrigerant pairs namely activated carbon fiber-ethanol, silica gel-water, Maxsorb II-R134a and Fluka-R134a pairs have been investigated. The former two pairs are deemed to be suitable for adsorption cycles working at pressures ranging from 1 to 11 kPa while the latter two are suitable for those working at above atmospheric pressure conditions typically between about 0.3 and 0.8 MPa. Invoking the adsorption isotherms of the assorted pairs, the pressuretemperature-concentration (P-T-W) diagrams have been presented. Pertaining a thennodynamic framework, the performance of both single- and multi-stage cycles in tenns of specific cooling effect (SCE) and coefficient of perfonnance (COP) has also been studied. Theoretical results show that the former two pairs i.e., the adsorption cycles working at partial vacuum pressures are suitable for surface cooling while latter two are suitable for micro cooling applications. Moreover, the multistage adsorption cycles can be operational at a heat source temperature below about 55°C, a region that could not be reached by any conventional adsorption cycle.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2008
    Pages563-570
    Number of pages8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 21 2009
    Event2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2008 - Boston, MA, United States
    Duration: Oct 31 2008Nov 6 2008

    Publication series

    NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
    Volume8

    Other

    Other2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2008
    CountryUnited States
    CityBoston, MA
    Period10/31/0811/6/08

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Mechanical Engineering

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