Performance of silica gel filters used in an air conditioning system based in a vapor compression refrigeration system

Authors

  • Antonio José Bula Silvera Universidad del Norte
  • Javier Juvinao Universidad del Norte

Keywords:

Solid dehumidifiers, energy efficiency, adsorption, air conditioning

Abstract


In order to determine the humidity adsorption rate in a filter made out of silica gel, a series of experiments were carried out where the mass of silica gel per unit area and the velocity of the air coming to the filter were studied. The results showed that the amount of humidity removed by the filter increases as the density of silica gel is increased and the velocity of the air is reduced. However, a dimensionless variable obtained between the silica gel and the amount of humidity removed shows that the process is more effective as the density is reduced. The results are presented as a function of time, in a 50 minutes time frame.

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Author Biographies

Antonio José Bula Silvera, Universidad del Norte

Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica. Grupo UREMA.

Javier Juvinao, Universidad del Norte

Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica. Grupo UREMA. 

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Bula, Antonio y Méndez, Felipe. “Ahorro de energía eléctrica por implementación de filtros desecantes en sistemas de acondicionamiento de aire por compresión de vapor”. En: Revista Facultad de Ingeniería. Universidad de Antioquia. N.° 31. Medellín. Junio. 2004.

Bula, Antonio et al. “Thermodynamic simulation of a solar absorption refrigeration system, generator heat exchanger”. En: Conferencia Internacional en modelado, simulación y redes neuronales MSNN - 2000. Universidad de los Andes. Mérida, Venezuela. 2000.

Published

2004-06-01

How to Cite

Bula Silvera, A. J. ., & Juvinao, J. (2004). Performance of silica gel filters used in an air conditioning system based in a vapor compression refrigeration system. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (31), 73–83. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/ingenieria/article/view/344500