Experimental study on the performance of a regeneration tower for various climatic conditions

A. Ertas, I. Kiris, E. E. Anderson, P. Gandhidasan

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Abstract

In recent years attempts have been made to use packed towers for regenerating weak liquid desiccants in desiccant cooling or drying processes. For regeneration of desiccants, a counterflow packed regeneration tower in conjunction with a humidifier has been designed and constructed. The tower was packed with plastic Intalox Snowflake packing material. Experimental measurements of the regeneration tower performance utilizing a new cost effective liquid desiccant mixture CELD (comprised of 50% of lithium chloride and 50% calcium chloride by weight) have been carried out. The average summer climatic conditions for Oklahoma (dry-bulb temperature of 90°F and relative humidity of 60%), Texas (dry-bulb temperature of 90°F and relative humidity of 70%), and Florida (dry-bulb temperature of 90°F and relative humidity of 80%) were simulated with air inlet condition to the tower. The effect of desiccant inlet temperature, inlet concentration, and flow rate on the regeneration tower performance has been investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolar Engineering
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages161-167
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0791809536
StatePublished - 1993
EventASME International Solar Energy Conference - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Apr 4 1993Apr 9 1993

Publication series

NameSolar Engineering

Conference

ConferenceASME International Solar Energy Conference
CityWashington, DC, USA
Period04/4/9304/9/93

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    Ertas, A., Kiris, I., Anderson, E. E., & Gandhidasan, P. (1993). Experimental study on the performance of a regeneration tower for various climatic conditions. In Solar Engineering (pp. 161-167). (Solar Engineering). Publ by ASME.