This article presents theoretical modelling of a novel electro-adsorption chiller (EAC) amalgamating two individually low coefficient-of-performance (COP) cycles into a combined cycle, which has the potential to increase the COP by several fold. Modelling demonstrates a multi-disciplinary engineering-science application of the physical properties of thermo-electrics, adsorption isotherms and kinetics to the simulated behaviour of engineering components of an EAC, such as thermal mass capacities, valve characteristics and internal heat and mass transfer resistances. Predictions of EAC performance are validated with results from an experimental prototype to instill greater confidence in the future miniaturization of EACs.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics