Low Thermal Gradient Sorption Compressor Design

A. H. Tolboom*, H. J. Holland, C. H. Vermeer, H.J.M. ter Brake

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The performance of sorption-based cryocoolers can, in various cases, benefit from attaining a low thermal gradient in the sorbent. The design and fabrication of a sorption compressor with a low thermal gradient design is presented here. The possibility of modelling this compressor with a uniform temperature in the adsorbent is validated with both thermal modelling and experiments and additional pressure validation. Both validation experiments show that in the operating region of the compressor the uniform temperature assumption in the adsorbent is justified. Additionally, an outlook to the operation of this compressor operating with single gases and mixtures is given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International Cryogenic Engineering Conference and International Cryogenic Materials Conference 2022
Subtitle of host publicationICEC28-ICMC 2022, Hangzhou, China
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-99-6128-3
ISBN (Print)978-981-99-6127-6
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameAdvanced Topics in Science and Technology in China
ISSN (Print)1995-6819
ISSN (Electronic)1995-6827


  • sorption
  • thermal design
  • thermal gradients
  • 2023 OA procedure


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