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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Solar-Powered Adsorption Icemaker With Double-Stage Mass Recovery Cycle
Author: Oliveira, RG
Silveira, V
Wang, RZ
Abstract: The performance of an adsorption icemaker prototype operating in a double-stage mass recovery cycle was experimentally investigated under the generation temperature of 75 degrees C. The prototype was heated in the regeneration phase by an electric heater, and an analytical model was employed to assess the daily number of cycles and the ice production, if evacuated tube solar collectors were used to supply the regeneration heat. It was found that the parasitic heat consumed by the metallic part of the reactor greatly reduced the coefficient of performance (COP) and ice production per unit area of solar collector. A reduction of the parasitic heat by 60% would increase the COP in 54%, and the daily ice production per unit area of solar collector in 50 to 54%, depending on the insolation. The performance of the studied prototype was inferior to the performance of some prototypes presented in the literature, which were directly heated by solar energy and used methanol as refrigerant, but this type of prototype could be an alternative to avoid subatmospheric working pressures and to provide ice on rainy and low insolation days, if waste heat or another heat source is available.
Country: EUA
Editor: Taylor & Francis Inc
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1080/01457631003604434
Date Issue: 2010
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