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Design and Modeling of One Refrigeration Ton Solar Assisted Adsorption Air Conditioning System

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M. Alkhair

Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI),
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,
Bangi 43600, Selangor, Malaysia
e-mail: dr.alkhair@yahoo.com

M. Y. Sulaiman, K. Sopian, C. H. Lim, E. Salleh, S. Mat

Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI),
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,
Bangi 43600, Selangor, Malaysia

B. B. Saha

Kyushu University,
Program for Leading Graduate Schools,
Green Asia Education Center,
Kasuga-Koen 6-1, Kasuga-Shi,
Fukuoka 816-8580, Japan

1Corresponding author.

Contributed by the Solar Energy Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF SOLAR ENERGY ENGINEERING: Including Wind Energy and Building Energy Conservation. Manuscript received January 21, 2014; final manuscript received June 18, 2014; published online July 29, 2014. Editor: Gilles Flamant.

J. Sol. Energy Eng 137(1), 011005 (Jul 29, 2014) (9 pages) Paper No: SOL-14-1021; doi: 10.1115/1.4027964 History: Received January 21, 2014; Revised June 18, 2014

The modeling of the performance of a one refrigeration ton (RT) solar assisted adsorption air-conditioning refrigeration system using activated carbon fiber/ethanol as the adsorbent/adsorbate pair has been undertaken in this study. The effects of hot water, cooling water, chilled water inlet temperatures, and hot water and chilled water flow rates were taken into consideration in the optimization of the system and in the design of the condenser, evaporator, and hot water storage tank. The study includes analysis of the weather data and its effect on both the adsorption system and the cooling load. This is then followed by estimation of the cooling capacity and coefficient of performance (COP) of the adsorption system as a function of the input parameters. The results of the model will be compared to experimental data in a next step.

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Annual global solar radiation in Wh/m2/day

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Pressure–temperature–concentration (P-T-w) diagram of the adsorption cycle

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(a) Schematic diagram of the adsorption system and (b) experimental apparatus of the adsorption system

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Annual average ambient temperature

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Annual average rate of cooling load with cooling capacity

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Effect of hot water inlet temperature

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Effect of cooling water inlet temperature

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Effect of chilled water inlet temperature

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Effect of hot water flow rate

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Effect of chilled water flow rate

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Annual cooling load value

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