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Adsorption heat transformers use low-grade heat to produce potable water and provide cooling at the same time. In this study, we present a comprehensive performance analysis for an experimental system featuring the world’s smallest design using silica gel, which is commonly used as benchmarking material. We analyse the system performance in a thorough cycle analysis that quantifies the influence of isosteric heating times and cycle times onto the adsorption working capacity. In addition, the performance is assessed through common performance indicators for desalination as well as cooling. We found that the system achieved a Specific Daily Water Production of up to 10.9 kgw/(kgsgd) at 80 °C. The combination of cooling and desalination is discussed highlighting advantages as well as disadvantages, which are often neglected. The results show that silica gel has a high performance in desalination, which decreases by more than 60 % if cooling is desired as well.
- heat pumps
- Low grade heat
- heat recovery
- Heat to Power
Adsorption reverse electrodialysis driven by power plant waste heat to generate electricity and provide coolingOlkis, C., Brandani, S. & Santori, G., 14 Sep 2020, In: International Journal of Energy Research. 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Brandani, S. & Santori, G., 24 Feb 2020, In: Environmental Science and Technology.
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