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Kinetics of a gas adsorption compressorChan (1981) has suggested that a process based on gas adsorption could be used as a means to drive a Joule-Thomson (J-T) device. The resulting system has several advantages. It is heat powered, it has no sealing, there are no mechanical moving parts, and no active control is required. In the present investigation, a two-phase model is used to analyze the transients of a gas adsorption compressor. The modeling of the adsorption process is based on a consideration of complete thermal and mechanical equilibrium between the gaseous phase and the adsorbed gas phase. The experimental arrangement for two sets of kinetic tests is discussed, and data regarding the experimental results are presented in graphs. For a theoretical study, a two-phase model was developed to predict the transient behavior of the compressor. A computer code was written to solve the governing equations with the aid of a standard forward marching predictor-corrector method.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Chan, C. K.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Tward, E.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Elleman, D. D.
(California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1984
Subject Category
Engineering (General)
Meeting Information
Advances in cryogenic engineering.(Colorado Springs, CO)
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