MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 330, 2020International Conference on Materials & Energy (ICOME’19)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||01 December 2020|
Performance of a new desiccant bed using phase change material
Université de Monastir, École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Monastir, Laboratoire LESTE, Avenue Ibn El Jazzar 5000, Monastir, Tunisie
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The main objective of this study was to conduct an experimental analysis to investigate the performance of a new desiccant bed. Therefore, tests were carried out in a desiccator filled with a porous media, i.e. silica gel used as desiccant enhanced with phase change material, using variable inlet climate conditions. Experimental tests were performed to assess the effect of the new packed bed on the adsorption capacity and this by evaluating the outlet evolutions of temperature, relative humidity and absolute humidity. The experimental setup used in this study is a blower enabling to adjust the flow rate, temperature and relative humidity. The amount of adsorbed mass of moisture is also measured and discussed.
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