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Title: Adsorption Refrigeration System

Abstract

Adsorption refrigeration is an environmentally friendly cooling technology which could be driven by recovered waste heat or low-grade heat such as solar energy. In comparison with absorption system, an adsorption system has no problems such as corrosion at high temperature and salt crystallization. In comparison with vapor compression refrigeration system, it has the advantages of simple control, no moving parts and less noise. This paper introduces the basic theory of adsorption cycle as well as the advanced adsorption cycles such as heat and mass recovery cycle, thermal wave cycle and convection thermal wave cycle. The types, characteristics, advantages and drawbacks of different adsorbents used in adsorption refrigeration systems are also summarized. This article will increase the awareness of this emerging cooling technology among the HVAC engineers and help them select appropriate adsorption systems in energy-efficient building design.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1024270
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: ASHRAE Journal; Journal Volume: 53; Journal Issue: 9
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; ABSORPTION; ADSORBENTS; ADSORPTION; COMPRESSION; CONVECTION; CORROSION; CRYSTALLIZATION; DESIGN; ENGINEERS; REFRIGERATION; SOLAR ENERGY; WASTE HEAT; Adsorption Refrigeration

Citation Formats

Wang, Kai, and Vineyard, Edward Allan. Adsorption Refrigeration System. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Wang, Kai, & Vineyard, Edward Allan. Adsorption Refrigeration System. United States.
Wang, Kai, and Vineyard, Edward Allan. Sat . "Adsorption Refrigeration System". United States.
@article{osti_1024270,
title = {Adsorption Refrigeration System},
author = {Wang, Kai and Vineyard, Edward Allan},
abstractNote = {Adsorption refrigeration is an environmentally friendly cooling technology which could be driven by recovered waste heat or low-grade heat such as solar energy. In comparison with absorption system, an adsorption system has no problems such as corrosion at high temperature and salt crystallization. In comparison with vapor compression refrigeration system, it has the advantages of simple control, no moving parts and less noise. This paper introduces the basic theory of adsorption cycle as well as the advanced adsorption cycles such as heat and mass recovery cycle, thermal wave cycle and convection thermal wave cycle. The types, characteristics, advantages and drawbacks of different adsorbents used in adsorption refrigeration systems are also summarized. This article will increase the awareness of this emerging cooling technology among the HVAC engineers and help them select appropriate adsorption systems in energy-efficient building design.},
doi = {},
journal = {ASHRAE Journal},
number = 9,
volume = 53,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2011},
month = {Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2011}
}