Thermal enhancement of charge and discharge cycles for adsorbed natural gas storage

Kazi Afzalur Rahman, Wai Soong Loh, Anutosh Chakraborty, Bidyut Baran Saha, Won Gee Chun, Kim Choon Ng

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    Abstract

    The usage of adsorbed natural gas (ANG) storage is hindered by the thermal management during the adsorption and desorption processes. An effective thermal enhancement is thus essential for the development of the ANG technology and the motivation for this study is the investigation of a gas storage system with internal thermal control. We employed a fin-tube type heat exchanger that is placed in a pressurized cylinder. A distributed-parameter model is used for the theoretical modeling and simulations are conducted at assorted charging and discharging conditions. These studies included the transient thermal behaviours of the elements within the ANG-charged cylinder and parameters such as pressure and temperature profiles of adsorbent have been obtained during charge and discharge cycles, and results are compared with a conventional compressed methane vessel. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1630-1639
    Number of pages10
    JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
    Volume31
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 2011

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