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Modeling of a two-bed silica gel-water adsorption chiller


Wang, X and Chua, HT, Modeling of a two-bed silica gel-water adsorption chiller, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Cryogenics and Refrigeration, April 6-9, 2013, Hangzhou, China, pp. 1-12. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This article presents a lumped-parameter model which was recently developed by our group to investigate the performance of multi-bed adsorption chillers. We demonstrate that this model has the same efficacy as distributed model by comparing the predictions from both lumped-parameter and distributed models at various operating conditions. The model is then used to analyze the effect of heat recovery schemes and the effect of other parameters on system performance. Through the experimental validation, it is found that the differences between predictions and experimental data in both cooling capacity and Coefficient of Performance are typically less than 10% in our studied working conditions. This provides useful information for adsorption chiller manufacturers.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:adsorption chiller, coefficient of performance, simulation
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical engineering
Research Field:Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy transformation
Objective Field:Energy transformation not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Wang, X (Professor Xiaolin Wang)
ID Code:85636
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2013-07-24
Last Modified:2014-09-29
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