The present work describes a silica gel + water adsorption-based desalination and chiller system, an emerging low cost process of integrating thermal desalination and cooling by utilizing low-grade heat. The cycle employs a combination of flash evaporation and thermal compression of steam in single/two stage to generate the dual effect. The current study aims at simulating a four-bed/stage adsorption system using energy and mass balance along with kinetics of adsorption. The performance of single- and two-stage adsorption systems is compared for ambient temperatures in the range of 25–45 °C and a constant heat source temperature of 85 °C.
Silica Gel + Water Adsorber Chiller and Desalination System: A Transient Heat Transfer Study
Contributed by the Heat Transfer Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS. Manuscript received July 31, 2014; final manuscript received October 31, 2015; published online January 20, 2016. Assoc. Editor: Sumanta Acharya.
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Mitra, S., Srinivasan, K., Kumar, P., and Dutta, P. (January 20, 2016). "Silica Gel + Water Adsorber Chiller and Desalination System: A Transient Heat Transfer Study." ASME. J. Thermal Sci. Eng. Appl. June 2016; 8(2): 021014. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4032007
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