Next Article in Journal
A Photovoltaic Device Using an Electrolyte Containing Photosynthetic Reaction Centers
Previous Article in Journal
Low-Cost Feedstock Conversion to Biodiesel via Ultrasound Technology
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Energies 2010, 3(11), 1704-1720; doi:10.3390/en3111704

Performance Analysis of a Double-effect Adsorption Refrigeration Cycle with a Silica Gel/Water Working Pair

1
Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2-24-16 Naka-cho, Koganei-shi, 184-8588, Tokyo, Japan
2
Department Mechanical of Engineering, Darma Persada University, Jl. Taman Malaka Selatan no.1 Raden Paten II,13450, Jakarta, Indonesia
3
Institute of Symbiotic Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2-24-16 Naka-cho, Koganei-shi, 184-8588, Tokyo, Japan
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 19 September 2010 / Revised: 2 October 2010 / Accepted: 19 October 2010 / Published: 26 October 2010
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [473 KB, uploaded 17 March 2015]   |  

Abstract

A numerical investigation of the double-effect adsorption refrigeration cycle is examined in this manuscript. The proposed cycle is based on the cascading adsorption cycle, where condensation heat that is produced in the top cycle is utilized as the driving heat source for the bottom cycle. The results show that the double-effect cycle produces a higher coefficient of performance (COP) as compared to that of the conventional single-stage cycle for driving temperatures between 100 °C and 150 °C in which the average cycle chilled water temperature is fixed at 9 °C. Moreover, the COP of the double-effect cycle is more than twice that of the single-stage cycle when the temperature reaches 130 °C. It is also observed that the adsorbent mass ratio of the high temperature cycle (HTC) to the low temperature cycle (LTC) affects the performance of the double-effect adsorption refrigeration cycle.
Keywords: cascading cycle; condensation heat; performance cascading cycle; condensation heat; performance
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Marlinda; Uyun, A.S.; Miyazaki, T.; Ueda, Y.; Akisawa, A. Performance Analysis of a Double-effect Adsorption Refrigeration Cycle with a Silica Gel/Water Working Pair. Energies 2010, 3, 1704-1720.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Energies EISSN 1996-1073 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top