A Continuous Heat Regenerative Adsorption Refrigerator Using Spiral Plate Heat Exchanger as Adsorbers: Improvements

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R. Z. Wang, J. Y. Wu, Y. X. Xu

Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, P.R. China

J. Sol. Energy Eng 121(1), 14-19 (Feb 01, 1999) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2888135 History: Received June 01, 1996; Revised December 01, 1998; Online February 14, 2008


Spiral plate heat exchangers as adsorbers have been proposed, and a prototype heat regenerative adsorption refrigerator using activated carbon-methanol pair has been developed and tested. Various improvements have been made, at last we get a specific cooling power for 2.6 kg-ice/day-kg adsorbent at the condition of generation temperature lower than 100°C. Discussions on the arrangements of thermal cycles and influences of design are shown.

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