A Combined Cycle of Heating and Adsorption Refrigeration: Theory and Experiment

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R. Z. Wang, M. Li, Y. X. Xu, J. Y. Wu, H. B. Shou

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

J. Sol. Energy Eng 124(1), 70-76 (Jul 01, 2001) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1445442 History: Received December 01, 2000; Revised July 01, 2001
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The temperatures in the refrigerator box varied with time when subjected to one heating/refrigeration cycle
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p-T-x diagram for the adsorption refrigeration cycle, in which the sensible heat and heat of adsorption are recovered by the water bath (heat input 55 MJ)
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Cooling load test of the refrigerator
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p-T-x diagram for the adsorption refrigeration cycle, in which the sensible heat and heat of adsorption are recovered by the water bath. a): Heat input 50 MJ, b): Heat input 40 MJ
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Schematics of a solar water heater and adsorption refrigerator. 1-Evacuated tube solar collector, 2 and 20-water pipe, 3-water tank, 4-cover plate of the tank, 5-adsorber, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 18-valves, 7-water filling control system, 8-condenser, 13-capillary tube, 14-receiver, 16-evaporator, 17-ice box, 19-hot water reservoir.
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p-T-x diagram for an ideal combined heating and refrigeration system with heat recovery
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Hybrid system of the water heater and refrigerator
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Arrangement of temperature sensors. 1-6-Pt100, 7-evaporator, 8-support plate 1, 9-support plate 2, 10-refrigerator box
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The adsorbent temperature and water bath temperature versus cycle time



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