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Baker, Derek Keıth
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The theoretical performance of a solar-powered adsorption cooling system is investigated using TRNSYS and Matlab. Adsorption models for several adsorbent-refrigerant pairs are integrated into previously developed adsorption cycle models. Seasonal transient simulations were run using these models and the actual weather data of Antalya, Turkey. Four cycle types, five working pairs and five parameters were investigated parametrically to determine the most appropriate adsorbent-refrigerant working pair and operating conditions for the Mediterranean region of Turkey, especially Antalya. Results are presented in terms of values and ratios of cooling capacity weighted COP. For the conditions explored, the thermal wave cycle, wet cooling towers and high evaporation temperatures produced the highest COP values. Additionally, each working pair has a distinct operating temperature range; therefore their selection should depend on the temperature of the available heat source (solar energy in this study).


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Citation Formats
O. Taylan, D. K. Baker, and B. Kaftanoglu, “Adsorbent Refrigerant Comparison for a Solar Powered Adsorption Cooling System using Seasonal Simulations,” presented at the 10th REHVA (the Federation of European Heating and Air Conditioning Associations) World Congress (Clima 2010), Antalya, Türkiye, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: