Thermodynamic formalism of minimum heat source temperature for driving advanced adsorption cooling device

Bidyut Baran Saha, Anutosh Chakraborty, Shigeru Koyama, Kandadai Srinivasan, Kim Choon Ng, Takao Kashiwagi, Pradip Dutta

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Abstract

This letter presents a thermodynamic formulation to calculate the minimum driving heat source temperature of an advanced solid sorption cooling device, and it is validated with experimental data. This formalism has been developed from the rigor of the Boltzmann distribution function and the condensation approximation of adsorptive molecules. An interesting and useful finding has been established from this formalism that it is possible to construct a solid sorption refrigeration device that operates in a cycle transferring heat from a low temperature source to a heat sink with a driving heat source at a temperature close to but above ambient.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111902
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume91
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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