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Desiccant cooling with silica.


In the contribution, a concept based on the adiabatic adsorption of water on a packed bed for an air cooling, is presented. The first innovation is the use of a new, modified silica, "Silica+" that has certain advantages. The second innovation is that the cooling is achieved in a closed cycle. The advantages of this approach are: environment-friendly, no use of CFCs, regeneration with waste heat and a complete climate system. The paper describes this cycle based on a Mollier-diagram and applied to a representative room. The COP is estimated.

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  • Original title: Desiccant cooling with silica.
  • Record ID : 1996-1119
  • Languages: English
  • Source: For a Better Quality of Life. 19th International Congress of Refrigeration.
  • Publication date: 1995/08/20
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