Theoretical insight of adsorption cooling

Anutosh Chakraborty, Kai Choong Leong, Kyaw Thu, Bidyut Baran Saha, Kim Choon Ng

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This letter proposes and presents a thermodynamic formulation to calculate the energetic performances of an adsorption cooler as a function of pore widths and volumes of solid adsorbents. The simulated results in terms of the coefficient of performance are validated with experimental data. It is found from the present analysis that the performance of an adsorption cooling device is influenced mainly by the physical characteristics of solid adsorbents, and the characteristics energy between the adsorbent-adsorbate systems. The present study confirms that there exists a special type of silica gel having optimal physical characteristics that allows us to obtain the best performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number221910
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - May 30 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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