Modeling of Water Adsorption in SAPO-34-Coated Aluminum Foam
Bruckner, S. and Demmer, T. and Ganswind, M. and Bathen, D.
Volume: 89 Pages: 757-764
After presenting the most promising continuous adsorption cooling topology for air-conditioning of a passenger cabin, a transient, 3D model is proposed, based on a modified linear driving force approach, to simulate an adsorption process in a SAPO-34-coated open-celled aluminum foam. The simulation is executed in ANSYS CFX 15.0 and the additional model equations are implemented through the CFX expression language. As a result the influence of the pore diameter onto the system simulation and the mass transport limitation is shown and the sensitivity concerning the pressure in the gas phase adsorption is confirmed. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim