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Conceptualization, 3D-CAD Modelling & Sorbent testing of CO2 CO2 Absorber for Electric Vehicle cabins

Samidurai, Sivasankaran (2018) Conceptualization, 3D-CAD Modelling & Sorbent testing of CO2 CO2 Absorber for Electric Vehicle cabins. Master's, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

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The energy consumption by the air-conditioning system of any vehicle can be reduced by 30%, this is immensely important electric vehicles. To prevent dangerous CO2 levels in the cabin released by the passengers through exhalation, cabin air atmosphere is diluted by the A/C using ambient air. This process consumes 10-40% more energy than only conditioning the cabin air continuously. The CO2 can be absorbed through a chemical reaction process and applied in electric vehicle cabins helping to reduce this energy consumption, and thus save valuable on board electric energy. Therefore, in this thesis a modular design concept for this absorber has been proposed by a ‘Pairwise comparison’ between several technical criteria. The absorber module has also been dimensioned and a 3D Model created in Inventor©. In addition calcium hydroxide and soda lime have been investigated at lab scale under 100°C for effective CO2 absorption. Using basic theoretical mass and energy balance, the mass of pure Ca(OH)2 required has been calculated. Based on the amount of sorbent, volume constraints of a vehicle and absorbent properties, the module has been dimensioned. Hereby, the absorption of CO2 exhaled by 2 passengers for a travel time of 2 hours has been estimated feasible.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/124094/
Document Type:Thesis (Master's)
Title:Conceptualization, 3D-CAD Modelling & Sorbent testing of CO2 CO2 Absorber for Electric Vehicle cabins
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Date:29 November 2018
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:68
Keywords:CO2-Absorption, Gas-Solid Reaction, Electric Vehicle
Institution:Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Department:HECTOR School of Engineering and management
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Storage and Cross-linked Infrastructures
HGF - Program Themes:Thermal Energy Storage
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SP - Energy Storage
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Thermochemical Processes (Storage) (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics > Thermal Process Technology
Deposited By: Gutierrez Rojas, Andrea Lucia
Deposited On:03 Dec 2018 13:27
Last Modified:07 Feb 2020 12:46

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