Development of a novel small-scale adsorption cooling system

Yeshpal Gupta, Patrick Phelan, Jon Sherbeck

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Abstract

Adsorption cooling systems are receiving significant attention due to continuously increasing energy and environmental concerns. Very little research efforts are directed towards smaller than 1 ton cooling systems. In this paper a novel small-scale adsorber cooling system design scheme is proposed and a prototype is built and tested. Activated carbon and butane is chosen as the adsorbent-refrigerant pair due to their favorable adsorption and operating characteristics in the design temperature range. It is found that a COP of 0.12 and cooling capacity of 89.6 W can be achieved. It is also realized that further improvements in the adsorber design is required to increase the operating reliability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Solar Energy Society - SOLAR 2008, Including Proc. of 37th ASES Annual Conf., 33rd National Passive Solar Conf., 3rd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conf.
Subtitle of host publicationCatch the Clean Energy Wave
Pages521-555
Number of pages35
StatePublished - 2008
EventSOLAR 2008: Catch the Clean Energy Wave, Including 37th ASES Annual Conference, 33rd National Passive Solar Conference and 3rd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conference - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: May 3 2008May 8 2008

Publication series

NameAmerican Solar Energy Society - SOLAR 2008, Including Proc. of 37th ASES Annual Conf., 33rd National Passive Solar Conf., 3rd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conf.: Catch the Clean Energy Wave
Volume1

Other

OtherSOLAR 2008: Catch the Clean Energy Wave, Including 37th ASES Annual Conference, 33rd National Passive Solar Conference and 3rd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period5/3/085/8/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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