Application of a compact sorption generator to solar refrigeration: case study of Dakar (Senegal)
Metcalf, Steven John, Tamainot-Telto, Zacharie and Critoph, Robert E.. (2011) Application of a compact sorption generator to solar refrigeration: case study of Dakar (Senegal). Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol.31 (No.14-15). pp. 2197-2204. ISSN 1359-4311
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The feasibility of applying a low cost plate heat exchanger solid sorption reactor to solar powered refrigeration is investigated by using a validated reactor model. The proposed system is targeted at ice-making in developing countries for food preservation. The adsorption refrigeration machine modelled employs the active carbon-ammonia working pair in both two-bed and four-bed regenerative systems. Driving heat is provided from standard flat plate and evacuated tube solar collectors. The capital cost of a one-off machine with four regenerative beds which could produce up to 1000 kg of ice per day in Dakar (Senegal) is estimated at €68,000.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Engineering|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Heat exchangers, Solar energy, Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery, Adsorption, Food -- Preservation -- Senegal -- Dakar, Ice -- Manufacture|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Applied Thermal Engineering|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 2197-2204|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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