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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(6), 620; doi:10.3390/app7060620

Experimental Investigations of Composite Adsorbent 13X/CaCl2 on an Adsorption Cooling System

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Merchant Marine College, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai 201306, China
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College of Food Science and Technology, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 201306, China
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Received: 7 April 2017 / Revised: 23 May 2017 / Accepted: 12 June 2017 / Published: 14 June 2017
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A new experimental device which tests the adsorption performance of the 13X/CaCl2 composite adsorbent under vacuum conditions was established. In this device, heat transfer characteristics in the adsorbent bed have a great influence on the adsorbent performance, the temperature of the bottom outside bed is very close to the temperature of the bottom inside bed and the temperature difference between them at the end of heating and cooling are 5.66 °C and 0.303 °C, respectively. The following conclusions could be drawn: the equilibrium water uptake of composite adsorbent CA10X (zeolite 13X impregnated with 10 wt % CaCl2 solution) was increased 5.7% compared with that of 13X, and the water uptake was 0.37 g/g. The composite adsorbent CA10X has a better performance in the adsorption refrigeration system. View Full-Text
Keywords: adsorption/desorption; composite adsorbent; zeolite; 13X/CaCl2; water uptake adsorption/desorption; composite adsorbent; zeolite; 13X/CaCl2; water uptake
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Zhao, H.; Jia, S.; Cheng, J.; Tang, X.; Zhang, M.; Yan, H.; Ai, W. Experimental Investigations of Composite Adsorbent 13X/CaCl2 on an Adsorption Cooling System. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 620.

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