Predicted impact of collector and zeolite choice on the thermodynamic and economic performance of a solar-powered adsorption cooling system


Baker D. K. , Kaftanoglu B.

EXPERIMENTAL HEAT TRANSFER, cilt.20, ss.103-122, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/08916150601091407
  • Dergi Adı: EXPERIMENTAL HEAT TRANSFER
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.103-122

Özet

Transient thermodynamic and capital cost models for an intermittent solar-powered adsorption cooling system are presented. The models are used to predict size and cost trends as the type of zeolite and collector, and maximum zeolite temperature (T-Z,T-Max), are varied. The best synthetic and natural zeolites considered have similar performance. The minimum cost system uses a flat plate collector for T-Z,T- Max < 160 degrees C and an evacuated tube collector for T-Z,T- Max > 160 degrees C. Collector costs dominate the system costs. In some cases, the zeolite's adsorption characteristics are predicted to exert a larger influence on system cost than the actual cost of the zeolite.