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Development and transient performance results of a single stage activated carbon - HFC 134a closed cycle adsorption cooling system

Banker, ND and Prasad, M and Dutta, P and Srinivasan, K (2010) Development and transient performance results of a single stage activated carbon - HFC 134a closed cycle adsorption cooling system. In: Applied Thermal Engineering, 30 (10). pp. 1126-1132.

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Abstract

A laboratory model of a thermally driven adsorption refrigeration system with activated carbon as the adsorbent and 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (HFC 134a) as the refrigerant was developed. The single stage compression system has an ensemble of four adsorbers packed with Maxsorb II specimen of activated carbon that provide a near continuous flow which caters to a cooling load of up to 5W in the 5-18 degrees C region. The objective was to utilise the low grade thermal energy to drive a refrigeration system that can be used to cool some critical electronic components. The laboratory model was tested for it performance at various cooling loads with the heat source temperature from 73 to 93 degrees C. The pressure transients during heating and cooling phases were traced. The cyclic steady state and transient performance data are presented. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Adsorption;Refrigeration;Activated carbon;HFC 134a; Experimental data
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2010 10:10
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:08
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/28296

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