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Cycle à adsorption à convection forcée avec régénération thermique du lit fixe.

Forced convection adsorption cycle with packed bed heat regeneration.

Auteurs : CRITOPH R. E.

Type d'article : Article, Article de la RIF


The convective thermal wave is part of a patented cycle which uses heat transfer intensification to achieve both high efficiency and small size from a solid adsorption cycle. Such cycles normally suffer from low power density because of poor heat transfer through the adsorbent bed. Rather than attempting to heat the bed directly, it is possible to heat the refrigerant gas outside the bed and to circulate it through the bed in order to heat the sorbent. The high surface area of the grains leads to very effective heat transfer with only low levels of parasitic power needed for pumping. The new cycle presented in the paper also utilises a packed bed of inert material to store heat between the adsorption and desorption phases of the cycle. The high degree of regeneration possible leads to good COPs. Thermodynamic modelling, based on measured heat transfer data, predicts a COP (for a specific carbon) of 0.90 when evaporating at 5 deg C and condensing at 40 deg C, with a generating temperature of 200 deg C and a modest system regenerator effectiveness of 0.8. Further improvement is possible. Experimental heat transfer measurements and cycle simulations are presented which show the potential of the concept to provide the basis of gas-fired air conditioner in the range 10-100 kilowatt cooling. A research project to build a 10-kilowatt water chiller is underway. The laboratory system, which should be operational by June 1997, is described.

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  • Titre original : Forced convection adsorption cycle with packed bed heat regeneration.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 1999-0837
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : International Journal of Refrigeration - Revue Internationale du Froid - vol. 22 - n. 1
  • Date d'édition : 01/1999


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