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Instrumentation and control of a two-stage 4-bed silica gel plus water adsorption cooling cum desalination system

Mitra, Sourav and Kumar, Pramod and Srinivasan, Kandadai and Dutta, Pradip (2015) Instrumentation and control of a two-stage 4-bed silica gel plus water adsorption cooling cum desalination system. In: MEASUREMENT, 79 . pp. 29-43.

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Abstract

This paper presents the instrumentation and control architecture for a laboratory based two-stage 4-bed silica gel + water adsorption system. The system consists of primarily two fluids: refrigerant (water vapour) and heat transfer fluid (water) flowing through various components. Heat input to the system is simulated using multiple heaters and ambient air is used as the heat sink. The laboratory setup incorporates a real time National Instruments (NI) controller to control several digital and analog valves, heaters, pumps and fans along with simultaneous data acquisition from various flow, pressure and temperature sensors. The paper also presents in detail the various automated and manual tasks required for successful operation of the system. Finally the system pressure and temperature dynamics are reported and its performance evaluated for various cycle times. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the ELSEVIER SCI LTD, THE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD OX5 1GB, OXON, ENGLAND
Keywords: Automation of adsorption system; Instrumentation; Integrated controller and data acquisition; Prioritized loop control
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
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Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2016 05:59
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2016 05:59
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53058

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