Experimental determination of the adsorption capacity of synthetic Zeolite A/water pair for solar cooling applications

Ityona Amber
2012 Journal of Mechanical Engineering Research  
The experimental determination of the adsorption capacity of water in synthetic Zeolite A, produced from a Nigerian clay (kankara), determined at different Zeolite temperatures and water vapor pressures for use in an adsorption cooling system is presented in this paper. 0.2 kg of synthetic Zeolite A is tested at adsorption temperatures in a range of 40 to 150°C and water vapour pressures in the range 36 to 40 kPa. Experimental result obtained show that the maximum adsorption capacity of
more » ... capacity of synthetic Zeolite A prepared from kankara clay is nearly 0.258 kg ad /kg w for Zeolite temperatures and water vapor pressures in the range 40 to 150°C and 36 to 40 kPa and that the adsorption capacity is a weak function of the water vapor pressure at high Zeolite temperatures.
doi:10.5897/jmer11.080 fatcat:km4aj6k6ivdydddwu4elmpxaq4