Development of the absorption refrigerator driven by a low temperature heat source

Hidehiko Noda, Takayuki Masano, Akira Yamada, Masanari Kudo, Sankichi Takahashi, Keisuke Nitobe, Jun Fukai

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Abstract

The performance of the absorption refrigerator was studied experimentally using a simple single effect system. LiBr-H2O-1,4-dioxane was used as a working fluid. The freezing point of the refrigerant H2O-1,4- dioxane equals to -6°C. Therefore, the absorption refrigerator could manufacture the brine at temperature below the freezing point of water, 0°C. Additionally, it was proved that the heat source temperature of only 92°C could condense the solution to 63%, which can manufacture the cold brine at 4°C. Therefore, if the present solution is used as the working fluid, a low temperature waste heat of less than 100°C can be used to manufacture the cold brine for an air-conditioner.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 4th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
Pages1142-1148
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Event4th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 26 2006Jun 29 2006

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - 4th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
Volume2

Other

Other4th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/26/066/29/06

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Noda, H., Masano, T., Yamada, A., Kudo, M., Takahashi, S., Nitobe, K., & Fukai, J. (2006). Development of the absorption refrigerator driven by a low temperature heat source. In Collection of Technical Papers - 4th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (pp. 1142-1148). (Collection of Technical Papers - 4th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference; Vol. 2).