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

X. Wang, Zhilong He, H. T. Chua

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Abstract

Adsorption chiller technology is one of effective means to convert waste thermal energy into effective cooling, which substantially improves energy efficiency and lowers environmental pollution. This article develops an improved lump-parameter design 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. We found that the performance predictions from this model compare favourably with experimental results. At rated conditions and over a wide range of cycle times, both the cooling capacity and COP can be predicted to within 10%. This indicates that the model can be used confidently as a design tool for multi-bed adsorption chillers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants
Subtitle of host publicationNatural Refrigerants and Environmental Protection, GL 2014
EditorsWangyang Hu, Guojun Zhao
Place of PublicationChina
PublisherInternational Institute of Refrigeration
Pages242-249
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9782362150043
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event11th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants, GL 2014 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 31 Aug 20142 Sep 2014

Publication series

Name11th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants: Natural Refrigerants and Environmental Protection, GL 2014

Conference

Conference11th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants, GL 2014
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period31/08/142/09/14

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