Semitheoretical Prediction of the Wetting Characteristics of Aqueous Ionic Liquid Solution on an Aluminum Finned-Tube Desiccant Contactor

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Abstract

This study involves exploring a new design of an internally cooled/heated desiccant contactor by using a new ionic liquid (IL) solution as the sorptive solution. In order to optimize its operative performance, a semitheoretical model based on the principle of minimum energy is developed to predict the film rupture and wetting ability of the IL solution over a comprehensive range of IL mass fraction and flow rates. A first experimental validation of the fundamental equations of the theoretical model is presented and used as a reference to minimize deviations between predicted results and measured data by calibrating dedicated characteristic coefficients. The noteworthy quantitative and qualitative agreement in the whole range of IL mass fractions and flow rates is promising for contributing to the design of optimized system configurations and control strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121109
JournalJournal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
Volume140
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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