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Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling and Experimental Study on a Single Silica Gel Type B

Table 1

Thermophysical properties of this silica gel. A porous material had to be defined for the adsorbent used in the simulation. This data was taken from the experiment Type B data was created with a density of 730 kg/m3, for type B and a density of 1000 kg/m3 and a heat capacity of 0.921 (KJ/kg K) and a thermal conductivity of 0.174 (W/m K) (see Table 1).

Type B

Specific surface area (m2/g)450
Porous volume (mL/g)0.85
Average pore diameter (A)22
Apparent density (kg/m3)730
pH value5.0
Water content (wt.%)<2.0
Specific heat capacity (kJ/kg K)0.921
Thermal conductivity (W/m K)0.174
Mesh size10–40

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