Adsorption heat pump upscaling from 1 kW to 10 kW of cooling power: experimental based modelling

The cooling power of a closed adsorption system is depending on the thermo-physical properties of the material combination sorbent – sorbate. The temperature levels and the mass flow rate of the external heat sources and sinks has to be adapted. Based on experimental results of a 1 kW average cooling power adsorption-desorption test setup using silica gel beads placed in a lamella-tube all-aluminum heat exchanger, a scale-up to 10 kW is proposed, planned and built.

SPF Institute for Solar Technology

Y. Moullet, P. Persdorf, D. Notter, 2017
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ISHPC 2017