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Title: Improved adsorption calorimeter : studies of loose grained silica gel and silica gel-based selective water sorbent (SWS-1L)
Author: Selwyn, Rebecca
ISNI:       0000 0004 6056 7703
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2015
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This thesis aimed to develop a new version of an adsorption calorimeter originally proposed by Ahamat and Tierney. A more rigorous approach was taken in terms of mechanical components, vacuum equipment, calibration of thermoelectric modules, and length of tests. Novel contributions include the new temperature control algorithm, new adsorbent configuration, new adsorbent, and consideration of the effect of residual air on the kinetics of adsorption. Improved design of the hardware reduced the air ingress from 1mbar/hour to
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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