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SIMULATION STUDY OF THE ADSORPTION DYNAMICS OF CYLINDRICAL SILICA GEL PARTICLES

Mitra, Sourav and Oh, Seung Taek and Saha, Bidyut Baran and Dutta, Pradip and Srinivasan, Kandadai (2015) SIMULATION STUDY OF THE ADSORPTION DYNAMICS OF CYLINDRICAL SILICA GEL PARTICLES. In: HEAT TRANSFER RESEARCH, 46 (2). pp. 123-140.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1615/HeatTransRes.2014007318

Abstract

The paper presents a simulation study of loose cylindrically shaped particles packed within a copper plate and aluminum fins. The model presented solves coupled heat and mass transfer equations using the finite volume method based on ANSY S FLUENT medium. Three different arrangements of cylindrical particles are considered. The model is validated with experimental data. It is found that the arrangements which represented monolayer configurations are only marginally better in heat transfer and uptake efficiency than the tri-layer configuration in the presence of fins. However, there is an appreciable difference in the uptake curve between monoand tri-layer configurations in the absence of fins. Finally, it is found that the fin pitch also plays an important role in determining the time constant for the adsorber design.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the BEGELL HOUSE INC, 50 NORTH ST, DANBURY, CT 06810 USA
Keywords: adsorption; heat and mass transfer; silica gel; water
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 06:11
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2015 06:11
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/51398

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