Energy and Exergy Based Optimization of Licl-Water Absorption Cooling System
Bhargav Pandya 1 * , Jatin Patel 2, Vinay Kumar 1, Vijay Matawala 1
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1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Gujarat Power Engineering and Research Institute, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Technology, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gujarat, India
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Abstract

This study presents thermodynamic analysis and optimization of single effect LiCl-H2O absorption cooling system. Thermodynamic models are employed in engineering equation solver to compute the optimum performance parameters. In this study, cut off temperature to operate system has been obtained at various operating temperatures. Analysis depicts that on 3.59 % rise in evaporator temperature, the required cut-off temperature decreased by 12.51%. By realistic comparison between thermodynamic first and second law analysis, optimum generator temperature relative to energy and exergy based prospective has been evaluated. It is found that optimum generator temperature is strong function of evaporator and condenser temperature. Thus, it is feasible to find out optimum generator temperature for various combinations of evaporator and condenser temperatures. Contour plots of optimum generator temperature for several combinations of condenser and absorber temperatures have been also depicted.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.20897/ejosdr.201708

, 2017 - Volume 1 Issue 2, Article No: 8

Publication date: 15 Jun 2017

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