The present study aims to investigate adsorption characteristics of ethanol onto activated carbon powders namely; parent Maxsorb III and surface treated Maxsorb III with controlled oxygen content. Experiments have been conducted gravimetrically using a magnetic suspension adsorption measurement unit. The measurements have been conducted within evaporator temperatures range from -14 to 77 °C and adsorption temperatures between 20 and 80 °C. The Dubinin-Astakhov (D-A) adsorption model is found to be suitable to correlate the adsorption isotherm data. The isosteric heat of adsorption of the assorted adsorbent/refrigerant pairs has been estimated using Clausius-Clapeyron and the D-A equations. Effect of the refrigerant purity on the adsorption characteristics of the adsorbent/refrigerant pair is also discussed. The data extracted from this study are useful for the design of adsorption cooling, refrigeration and heat pump systems.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Applied Thermal Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 22 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering