6.1. Adsorption rate of composite desiccant material
The experiment for the adsorption process was started at 6:00 PM. At the initial stage, maximum adsorption rate for sample-1, sample-2, sample-3, sample-4, sample-5 and sample-6 are 0.02134 kg/h, 0.03088 kg/h, 0.03291 kg/h, 0.04515 kg/h, 0.07164 kg/h and 0.07900 kg/h respectively. This is because at that time pores were empty and with the progression of time, they 6 his tag started to fill and the adsorption rate started to decrease. In sample-6 the adsorption rate is maximum because secondary structure has maximum concentration of CaCl2 so it adsorbs more moisture as compared to the other samples. Composite materials in all the six boxes got saturated at 1:30 AM as shown in Fig. 4 and Fig. 5.
Fig. 4. Variation of adsorption rate and humidity ratio with time for desiccant material on 10 October, 2014 for samples 1, 2 and 3.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slide