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Computation 2016, 4(1), 8; doi:10.3390/computation4010008

CFD Simulation and Experimental Analyses of a Copper Wire Woven Heat Exchanger Design to Improve Heat Transfer and Reduce the Size of Adsorption Beds

School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Received: 20 August 2015 / Accepted: 20 January 2016 / Published: 6 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Modeling Flow and Transport in Porous Media)

Abstract

The chief objective of this study is the proposal design and CFD simulation of a new compacted copper wire woven fin heat exchanger and silica gel adsorbent bed used as part of an adsorption refrigeration system. This type of heat exchanger design has a large surface area because of the wire woven fin design. It is estimated that this will help improve the coefficient of performance (COP) of the adsorption phase and increase the heat transfer in this system arrangement. To study the heat transfer between the fins and porous adsorbent reactor bed, two experiments were carried out and matched to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) results. View Full-Text
Keywords: adsorption; CFD; modelling; packed bed; silica gel; velocity adsorption; CFD; modelling; packed bed; silica gel; velocity
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White, J. CFD Simulation and Experimental Analyses of a Copper Wire Woven Heat Exchanger Design to Improve Heat Transfer and Reduce the Size of Adsorption Beds. Computation 2016, 4, 8.

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