Study on solar/waste heat driven multi-bed adsorption chiller with mass recovery
M.Z.I. Khan, B.B. Saha, K.C.A. Alam, Y. Hamamoto, A. Akisawa and T. Kashiwagi
The study deals with a solar or waste heat driven three-bed adsorption cooling cycle employing mass recovery scheme. A cycle simulation computer program is developed to investigate the performance of the chiller. The innovative chiller is driven by exploiting solar/waste heat of temperatures between 60 and 90 °C with a cooling source at 30 °C for air-conditioning purpose. The performance of the three-bed adsorption chiller with mass recovery scheme was compared with that of the three-bed chiller without mass recovery. It is found that cooling effect as well as solar/waste heat recovery efficiency, η of the chiller with mass recovery scheme is superior to those of three-bed chiller without mass recovery for heat source temperatures between 60 and 90 °C. However, COP of the proposed chiller is higher than that of the three-bed chiller without mass recovery, when heat source temperature is below 65 °C.
Source: Renewable Energy , 32,365-381