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A process and a system are disclosed for sorption heating and cooling which comprise at least 2 sorption zones. Each sorption zone comprises a heat transfer zone and an adsorption zone containing a sorbent such that the heat transfer zone is in intimate thermal contact with the adsorption zone to permit an essentially uniform temperature lengthwise through the sorption zone and thereby employ essentially all of the sorbent in the process at all times. The process comprises passing heat transfer streams such as a hot stream, a cold stream, and a recirculation stream through the heat transfer zone and routing a refrigerant through the adsorption zone of each sorption zone to affect a desorption stroke, an intermediate stroke and an adsorption stroke in the adsorption zone. Rotary and multi-port valves are employed to circulate the refrigerant and the heat transfer streams. The resulting sorption cooling process achieves a significantly higher coefficient of performance than the prior art.

Title
Sorption cooling process and system
Application Number
8/850544
Publication Number
5802870
Application Date
May 2, 1997
Publication Date
September 8, 1998
Inventor
Syed M Taqvi
Rolling Meadows
IL, US
Stephen R Dunne
Algonquin
IL, US
Edward Charles Arnold
Naperville
IL, US
Agent
Richard P Silverman
John G Tolomei
Thomas K McBride
Assignee
UOP
IL, US
IPC
F25B 15/00
F25B 17/08
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