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Static Conversion of a Salinity Difference into a Temperature Difference: A Heat and Mass Transfer Investigation

Version 1 : Received: 11 April 2017 / Approved: 11 April 2017 / Online: 11 April 2017 (12:10:49 CEST)

How to cite: Morciano, M.; Fasano, M.; Asinari, P.; Chiavazzo, E. Static Conversion of a Salinity Difference into a Temperature Difference: A Heat and Mass Transfer Investigation. Preprints 2017, 2017040063 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201704.0063.v1). Morciano, M.; Fasano, M.; Asinari, P.; Chiavazzo, E. Static Conversion of a Salinity Difference into a Temperature Difference: A Heat and Mass Transfer Investigation. Preprints 2017, 2017040063 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201704.0063.v1).

Abstract

In this work, we experimentally investigate mass and heat transport phenomena in
a modular device while converting a solution salinity difference into a temperature difference.
Operations occur under fixed total ambient pressure and without mechanical moving parts, thus
realizing a fully static conversion. Provided that a constant salinity gradient can be imposed, the
proposed device is able to generate a steady cooling capacity. Here, we purposely operate with
environmentally benign and easily accessible sodium chloride water solutions only. A numerical
model is finally elaborated, validated and used to explore a wider range of possible device
configurations and operating conditions.

Subject Areas

condensed matter; heat transfer; mass transfer; thermodynamics

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