Numerical Investigation of Copper Foam Adsorption Beds Packed with MOF-801 for Space Cooling and Desalination Applications


In this paper, an emerging Metal Organic Framework adsorbent MOF-801 packed into a recently developed copper foamed adsorbent-bed is numerically investigated under different operating conditions and physical parameters and benchmarked against the widely used silica gel adsorbent. A numerical model using lumped dynamic modelling approach was developed and validated against experimental data. An enhancement in the effective thermal conductivity for MOF-801 and silica gel foam packed bed and hence an improvement for the overall performance. The MOF-801-based system showed a higher performance for desalination application with a maximum production of specific daily water production of 13 m3/ton·day compared to 9 m3/ton·day for the silica gel-based system. MOF-801-based system evidenced its competition in the cooling application, achieving enhancement for the specific cooling power 140% higher than silica gel-based system.

Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Engineering and Technology > Mechanical, Biomedical & Design
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Event Title: 13th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2021
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2021-11-29 - 2021-12-02
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adsorption,Desalination,cooling,MOF-801,Silica gel,Copper foam
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2023 10:14
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2022 08:47
PURE Output Type: Paper
Published Date: 2021-12-02
Authors: Rezk, Mohamed
Elsheniti, Mahmoud
Rezk, Ahmed (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-1329-4146)
Elsamni, Osama A.



Version: Accepted Version

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