An experimental absorption cooling system is being developed, driven by the heat generated by the solar energy collection system installed at Coventry University. The proposed absorption cooling system comprises an evaporator/absorber cell and a generator/condenser cell. These components are housed in evacuated glass cylinders to allow the processes involved to be observed. The refrigerant-absorbent pair used is water and Lithium Bromide since a low temperature heat source can be used to drive the refrigerant from the carrier fluid.. A thermodynamic analysis of the absorption cooling cycle has been performed to study the effect of various operating conditions on the thermal performance. This paper presents the design of the evaporator/absorber cell and the results of the thermodynamic analysis.
- Absorption refrigeration
- Solar energy
- Water-Lithium Bromide
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment