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Two bed silica gel-water adsorption chillers: an effectual lumped parameter model

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Wang, X and Chua, HT, Two bed silica gel-water adsorption chillers: an effectual lumped parameter model, International Journal of Refrigeration, 30, (8) pp. 1417-1426. ISSN 0140-7007 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2007.03.010

Abstract

This article develops an improved lump-parameter design model to investigate the water-circulation heat recovery scheme as applied to the two-bed silica gel–water adsorption chillers. We demonstrate that performance predictions stemming from this improved lump-parameter formalism compare favorably with experimental results at various conditions, particularly at the industrial rated conditions. We find that the present lump-parameter formalism adequately elucidates the water-circulation heat recovery scheme as does the distributed-parameter formalism. In the studied working condition of a two-bed silica gel–water adsorption chiller, the differences in cooling capacities and coefficients of performance (or COP) by using the two different formalisms are typically less than 10%. This gives rise to a useful and rapid design tool for the industry.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Other Engineering
Research Field:Engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Author:Wang, X (Associate Professor Xiaolin Wang)
ID Code:81211
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:40
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2012-11-27
Last Modified:2012-11-27
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