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Transient modelling of a two-bed silica gel-water adsorption chiller


Chua, HT and Wang, X and Yap, C and Wang, W and Ng, KC, Transient modelling of a two-bed silica gel-water adsorption chiller, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 47, (4) pp. 659-669. ISSN 0017-9310 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2003.08.010


This article presents a transient distributed-parameter model for a two-bed, silica gel–water adsorption chiller. Compared with our previous lumped-parameter model, we found better agreement between our model prediction and experimental data. We discussed the important effect of heat recovery and the effect of extra system piping on the system performance. Time constants of sensors were also considered. We found that the chiller was able to maintain its cooling capacity over a fairly broad range of cycle times and the previous lumped-parameter model tended to under-predict the cooling capacity at long cycle times.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Other engineering
Research Field:Other engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Wang, X (Professor Xiaolin Wang)
ID Code:81230
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:148
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2012-11-27
Last Modified:2012-11-27

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