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Numerical Investigation of Silica Gel-Water Solar Adsorption Cooling System with Simulink

Ghilen Najeh1, Messai Souad1, Gabsi Slimane1, El Ganaoui Mohammed2 and Benelmir Riad2
  • 1 Research Unit Environment, Catalysis and Process Analysis URECA P the National School of Engineering of Gabes, Gabes, Tunisia
  • 2 Faculty of Sciences and Technology/UIT Longwy Lab. LERMAB (UdL/INRA/Labex ARBRE), University of Lorraine, France

Abstract

This paper aims to study a numerical model of an adsorption chiller driven with solar energy that is confronted to experimental measurements. This article deals with numerical study of refrigeration systems using a pair of silica gel and water with simulink. The results include the temperature of desorber, the temperature of chilled, cooling and hot water, temperature of two adsorption/desorption beds, condenser and evaporator, the refrigerant saturation pressures in the two compartments and the time variation of water uptake in two adsorbent beds.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 14 No. 8, 2017, 786-794

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2017.786.794

Submitted On: 26 November 2016 Published On: 10 August 2017

How to Cite: Najeh, G., Souad, M., Slimane, G., Mohammed, E. G. & Riad, B. (2017). Numerical Investigation of Silica Gel-Water Solar Adsorption Cooling System with Simulink. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 14(8), 786-794. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2017.786.794

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Keywords

  • Solar Adsorption Chiller
  • Silica Gel
  • Simulation
  • Performance