An insulated storage tank has been added with adsorption cooling system run by solar heat collected by CPC panel. It has been expected and seen that the storage tank has a vital contribution in the performance of the chiller. The storage tank is connected with a solar heat driven single stage two bed basic adsorption chillers activated with silica gel-water pair in two ways. The tank is connected in such a way that (i) the solar collectors supply hot water to the desorption bed, the outflow of the desorber is collected in the reserve tank. The reserve tank supplies water to the collector and complete the heat transfer cycle. (ii) The solar collector supply hot water which is collected in the storage tank first and then supplied to the desorber. The outflow of the desorber is carried to the collector again. Comparative studies have been conducted at the steady state for both of the systems with heat storage. It has been observed that the system is robust with design (i) while with design (ii) performance enhances beyond the sunset time with heat storage.
Rouf, Rifat A.; Amanul Alam, K. C.; Hakim Khan, M. A.; Saha, Bidyut B.; and El-Sharkawy, Ibrahim I.
Performance Analysis of Solar Adsorption Cooling System - Effect of Position of Heat Storage Tank,
Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM), Vol. 11,
3, Article 5.
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