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Comparisons between Experiments and a Theoretical Model of Heat and Mass Transfer in Rotary Regenerators with Nonsorbing Matrices

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J. G. van Leersum

Division of Mechanical Engineering, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Highett, Victoria, Australia

C. W. Ambrose

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

J. Heat Transfer 103(2), 189-195 (May 01, 1981) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3244440 History: Received January 23, 1980; Online October 20, 2009

Abstract

A mathematical model of condensation, evaporation and heat transfer in a regenerator having a non sorbing matrix is derived. Good agreement between heat and moisture effectivities predicted by a simulation of the model, and corresponding results from an independently derived equilibrium model is shown for a particular case. Details of an experimental facility for testing the performance of a rotary regenerator are given, and a comparison between results obtained from the facility and those produced by the model are given.

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