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Performance simulation of multi-bed silica gel-water adsorption chillers


Wang, X and He, Z and Chua, HT, Performance simulation of multi-bed silica gel-water adsorption chillers, International Journal of Refrigeration, 52 pp. 32-41. ISSN 0140-7007 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2014.12.016


Adsorption chiller technology is one of effective means to convert waste thermal energy into cooling, which substantially improves energy efficiency and lowers environmental pollution. This article develops an improved lumped-parameter model for multi-bed silica gel-water adsorption chillers. It is validated by experimental results stemming from a fourbed silica gel-water adsorption chiller at various operating conditions. It is found that the performance predictions from this model compare favourably with experimental results. At all tested conditions and over a wide range of cycle times, the cooling capacity and COP can be predicted to within 10% and 12%, respectively.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:adsorption chiller, cooling, silica gel, 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 efficiency
Objective Field:Energy efficiency not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Wang, X (Professor Xiaolin Wang)
ID Code:98438
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2015-02-16
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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