The present paper has dealt with the one-sidewall cooling effect of spherical adsorbent particles packed in a rectangular bed on water vapor adsorption characteristics by a 2-dimensional numerical analysis. The analysis model was considered that one-sidewall of a rectangular packed bed with homogeneous spherical silica gel particles was cooled and another walls were adiabatic. The moist air flowed into the rectangular adsorption bed packed with spherical adsorbent particles. Fuji Sylsia silica gel B was selected as a suitable adsorbent with high adsorption ability over high relative humidity. Numerical results revealed the effects of moist air inlet humidity, airflow velocity, size of spherical silica gel particles, width of the rectangular packed bed, and the side-wall cooling temperature on the amount of water vapor adsorption.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Heat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes