Study of thermal conductivity, permeability, and adsorption performance of consolidated composite activated carbon adsorbent for refrigeration
Wang, L. W., Tamainot-Telto, Zacharie, Thorpe, Roger, Critoph, Robert E., Metcalf, Steven John and Wang, R. Z.. (2011) Study of thermal conductivity, permeability, and adsorption performance of consolidated composite activated carbon adsorbent for refrigeration. Renewable Energy, Vol.36 (No.8). pp. 2062-2066. ISSN 0960-1481Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2011.01.005
Composite adsorbents, comprising activated carbon and expanded natural graphite, have been developed, and their thermal conductivity, permeability and adsorption performance were tested. The thermal conductivity varied with the ratio of activated carbon to expanded natural graphite. Thermal conductivity increased as the ratio of expanded graphite increased. Considering that the density of activated carbon for the composite adsorbent should not be lower than 200 kg/m(3), otherwise the volumetric cooling capacity would be unacceptably low, the highest thermal conductivity obtained from experiments was 2.47 W m(-1) K(-1). The permeability was also measured, and the best result obtained was 4.378 x 10(-12) m(2). In order to evaluate the influence of heat and mass transfer on adsorption performance, the adsorption rate was tested using a Rubotherm magnetic suspension balance, and results showed that for the freezing conditions lower than -10 degrees C the performance of granular activated carbon was better than that of solidified adsorbent because of the reduced mass transfer of ammonia at low saturated pressure. The adsorption performance of consolidated adsorbents increased rapidly when the evaporating temperature was higher than -10 degrees C. When the evaporating temperature was 8 degrees C, the adsorption rate of consolidated adsorbent was improved by 29% if compared with that of granular adsorbent. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Engineering|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Renewable Energy|
|Page Range:||pp. 2062-2066|
|Funder:||Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ( EPSRC) UK, Royal Society , Natural Science Foundation of China , National 100 Outstanding Phd thesis Foundation in China|
|Grant number:||50806043 (Natural Science Foundation of China)|
|Version or Related Resource:||An earlier version of this item was presented at the Heat Powered Cycles Conference 2009, Berlin, Germany, Sep 7 - 9, 2009.|
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