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Findings on Thermal Engineering Discussed by Investigators at State University

May 7, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Researchers detail new data in Thermal Engineering. According to news reporting out of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "The composite sorbents 'silica gel-sodium sulphate' synthesized by sol gel method are studied. The sorption capacity of the composite 'silica gel sodium sulphate' is stated to be 0.85 g/g that exceeds noticeably the linear superposition of the sorption capacity of the silica gel and sodium sulphate mechanical mixture which is 0.66 g/g."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from State University, "The composite 'silica gel sodium sulphate' composition and structure are studied by IR-spectroscopy and wide-angle X-ray scattering. The changing of adsorption properties of crystalline Na2SO4 at their allocation in silicon oxygen matrix is shown to be result from dispersion up to nanoscale. The experimental setup for effectiveness tests of synthesized composite sorbents is developed. The correlation of their composition, structure, water adsorption kinetic and operating characteristic as heat storage material is shown."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The heat storage capacity is stated to be 0.36 kWh/kg (258 kWh/m(3))."

For more information on this research see: Structure and adsorption properties of the composites 'silica gel-sodium sulphate', obtained by sol-gel method. Applied Thermal Engineering, 2014;64(1-2):408-412. Applied Thermal Engineering can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier -; Applied Thermal Engineering -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K.M. Sukhyy, Ukrainian State Univ Chem Engn, State Higher Educ Inst, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. Additional authors for this research include E.A. Belyanovskaya, Y.N. Kozlov, E.V. Kolomiyets and M.P. Sukhyy.

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk, Thermal Engineering

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