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

X. Wang, Z. He, Hui Chua

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© 2014 Elsevier Ltd and IIR. 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 four-bed 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Journal of Refrigeration
EditorsF. Ziegler
Place of PublicationEngland
PublisherElsevier Science & Technology
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015
Event11th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants (GL): Natural Refrigerants and Environemtnatl Protection - China, Hangzhou, China
Duration: 31 Aug 20142 Sept 2014


Conference11th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants (GL)


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