KAUST DepartmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Online Publication Date2011-06-04
Print Publication Date2011-05-30
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AbstractThis letter proposes and presents a thermodynamic formulation to calculate the energetic performances of an adsorption cooler as a function of pore widths and volumes of solid adsorbents. The simulated results in terms of the coefficient of performance are validated with experimental data. It is found from the present analysis that the performance of an adsorption cooling device is influenced mainly by the physical characteristics of solid adsorbents, and the characteristics energy between the adsorbent-adsorbate systems. The present study confirms that there exists a special type of silicagel having optimal physical characteristics that allows us to obtain the best performance.
CitationTheoretical insight of adsorption cooling 2011, 98 (22):221910 Applied Physics Letters
JournalApplied Physics Letters