Frontiers in Energy
Experimental research on dynamic operating characteristics of a novel silica gel-water adsorption chiller
1.College of Electromechanical Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China; Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200030, China; 2.Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200030, China; 3.Jiangsu Shuangliang Air Conditioning Equipment Co. Ltd, Jiangyin 214444, China
Available online: 2007-09-05
A novel silica gel-water adsorption chiller consisting of two adsorption/desorption chambers and an evaporator with one heat-pipe working chamber is experimentally studied. The dynamic operating characteristics of the chiller and the thermodynamic characteristics of the adsorber are obtained. The experimental results show that the dynamic operating characteristics of the chiller and the thermodynamic characteristics of the adsorber are satisfactory and that the cycle is a novel and effective adsorption cycle. A mass recovery process increases the cyclic adsorption capacity of the system and improves adaptability of the chiller to a low-grade heat source. In addition, the experiment indicates that this novel chiller is highly suitable for an air conditioning system with a low dehumidification requirement or a system with a large cycle flowrate and an industrial cooling water system.