Volume : 1, Issue : 1, NOV 2015

NUMERICAL STUDY OF AN ADVANCED ADSORPTION CHILLER WITH DIFFERENT MASS ALLOCATION - EFFECT OF HEAT SOURCE

S. Sultana

Abstract

The performance of three-stage chiller with different mass allocation among upper, middle and bottom beds has been investigated numerically to determine the influence of the heat source temperature on cooling capacity, COP, and chilled water outlet temperature. It is found that the chiller can be driven effectively by the waste heat of temperature 50°C with the heat sink at environment temperature. Results show that cooling capacity can be improved with the optimum allocation of adsorbent mass to the bottom beds than that to the upper two beds. The improvement in Coefficient of Performance (COP) values, however, is less significant. It is also seen that the improvement in cooling capacity is more significant for the relatively higher heat source temperature.

Keywords

Adsorption chiller, Three-stage, Re-heat scheme, Silica gel, Water

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