Faculty Advisor

Yagoobi, Jamal

Abstract

This paper covers a thermodynamic simulation of a vapor compression cycle to generate drinkable water from the surrounding humid air. The VCC produces water by condensing water vapor along the outer surface of the evaporator as a result of heat transfer between the working fluid R-1234ze and the ambient air. The main goal of the simulation was to find suitable pressure, temperature, and enthalpy state points suitable to produce 500cc/hr of drinkable water and system parameters such as the energy consumed by the compressor and the cooling factor of the evaporator. Additionally, a parametric study was completed to examine how the mass flow rate, overall heat transfer coefficients and the amount of water yielded affect the coefficient of performance.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-18

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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