Evaluation of Adsorption Cooling for Trigeneration in Building Application

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Cooling, heating and electric power are necessary for various human activities in buildings. In urban cities, these essential needs are separately served by the central supplies of power and gas. With the growing concern of energy efficiency in power generation through utilization of waste heat, trigeneration would recover that to offer cooling and heating together, along with electricity for building applications. Adsorption cooling is a heat-driven process to make use of adsorption/desorption cycle to generate cooling effect. In the previous studies, it mainly applies silica gel as the solid absorbent to handle the refrigerant water. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the thermodynamic and adsorption characteristics of other possible absorbents which can be energized by low-temperature heat source. The energy and environmental performances of trigeneration with adsorption cooling would be thoroughly evaluated, so that the potential of further development can be identified.


Project number7004805
Effective start/end date1/09/17 → …