Cooling power determination by measuring the adsorbed vapor mass variations: comparison of mass adsorption cooling power correlation and external fluid loop power measurement
The cooling power of a closed solid sorbent – vapor/liquid sorbate system is depending on the thermo-physical properties of the material combination sorbent – sorbate and of the external heat sources and sinks. Beside the afore mentioned conditions, the geometrical structure of the sorbent - vapor flow configuration and the heat transfer in both the sorbent arrangement to a heat exchanger and in the liquid sorbate container are dominating power determining design requirements. A single vacuum chamber adsorption-desorption facility was designed and setup and measurements were performed.
SPF Institute for Solar Technology