A silica-base monolithic adsorbent was prepared by sol-gel synthesis with a corrugated ceramic fiber sheet as a matrix and assembled in an adsorptive dehumidifier of rotary type, which operates with a thermal regeneration cycle. High efficiency of dehumidification was confirmed at a regeneration temperature as low as 80°C when the rotation speed or cycle time was adjusted to the optimal value. A prototype air conditioning unit equipped with the balanced flow dehumidifier was examined in a direct pass ventilation mode. A satisfactory decrease in enthalpy of product air relative to room air was observed. Changes in the state of air during processing are discussed rather rigorously in terms of a humidity chart.
Thermally Regenerative Monolithic Rotor Dehumidifier for Adsorption Cooling System
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Kuma, T., Hirose, T., Goto, M., and Kodama, A. (February 1, 1998). "Thermally Regenerative Monolithic Rotor Dehumidifier for Adsorption Cooling System." ASME. J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 1998; 120(1): 45–50. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2888046
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