Moisture Transport in Silica Gel Packed Beds: II. Experimental Study

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Experiments have been performed to obtain the transient response of a thin adiabatic packed bed of silica gel after a step change in inlet air conditions, comparisons are made with predictions using a solid-side resistance model and a pseudo-gas-side controlled model and better agreement obtained with the former model.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages42
StatePublished - 1986

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Solar Energy Research Institute, Golden, Colorado, and School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles, California

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-252-2952


  • pseudo-gas-side controlled model
  • solid-state resistance model
  • transient response


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