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Enhanced Desorption in Novel Sorbent Materials Using Ultrasound

Abstract In this study, two novel sorbents (zeolite 4A and sodium polyacrylate) are tested to investigate if utilizing ultrasonic acoustic energy could decrease the amount of time and overall energy required to regenerate these materials for use in cooling applications. To do this, an experiment was designed employing a cartridge heater and a piezoelectric element to be simultaneously providing heat and acoustic power to a custom designed desorption bed while measuring the bed mass and sorbent temperature at various locations. The results prove to be promising showing that early in the desorption process ultrasound may expedite the desorption process in zeolite by as much as five times and in sodium polyacrylate as much as three times in comparison ... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Bertrand, Weston Kyle (Author) / Phelan, Patrick (Advisor) / Bocanegra, Luis (Committee member) / Wang, Liping (Committee member) / Devasenathipathy, Shankar (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Chemical engineering / adsorption cooling / novel desorption / sodium polyacrylate / ultrasound desorption / zeolite
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 86 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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