Study on solar/waste heat driven multi-bed adsorption chiller with mass recovery

M. Z.I. Khan, B. B. Saha, K. C.A. Alam, A. Akisawa, T. Kashiwagi

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    Abstract

    The study deals with a solar or waste heat driven three-bed adsorption cooling cycle employing mass recovery scheme. A cycle simulation computer program is developed to investigate the performance of the chiller. The innovative chiller is driven by exploiting solar/waste heat of temperatures between 60 and 90 °C with a cooling source at 30 °C for air-conditioning purpose. The performance of the three-bed adsorption chiller with mass recovery scheme was compared with that of the three-bed chiller without mass recovery. It is found that cooling effect as well as solar/waste heat recovery efficiency, η of the chiller with mass recovery scheme is superior to those of three-bed chiller without mass recovery for heat source temperatures between 60 and 90 °C. However, COP of the proposed chiller is higher than that of the three-bed chiller without mass recovery, when heat source temperature is below 65 °C.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)365-381
    Number of pages17
    JournalRenewable Energy
    Volume32
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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