Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Numerical simulations of gas-liquid flow in thermal sorption processes
Authors: Weber, Alexander Séverin
Herzog, Nicoleta
Bergmann, Thomas
DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2015.09.003
Published in: Computers & Chemical Engineering
Volume(Issue): 84
Page(s): 171
Pages to: 179
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Elsevier
ISSN: 0098-1354
1873-4375
Language: English
Subjects: Numerical simulation; Liquid film; Volume of fluid; Two-phase flow
Subject (DDC): 660: Chemical engineering
Abstract: Thermal storage systems, used, e.g., for domestic heating, must be able to compensate the mismatch between supply and demand. The most efficient techniques for thermal storage are based on sorptionstorage processes. Usually in sorption, the adsorption process occurs in combination with a solid stateadsorbent, whereas absorption takes place in a liquid/gas system. During such sorption processes the flow behavior of the carrier medium is crucial for the efficiency of a falling film absorber. In this work the hydrodynamics of the falling liquid film in two geometrical setups, namely on an inclined plane and over two horizontal parallel tubes, is studied. For the simulation the Eulerian-Eulerian model of the software ANSYS CFX and the interFoam application of the open source software OpenFOAM were used. The numerical results of the two geometries were compared with each other and also with existing data from literature to predict the performance of a sorption storage regarding the specific wetted area and the needed height for gravity driven film absorption.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/11500
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Energy Systems and Fluid Engineering (IEFE)
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