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Performance Evaluation of a Lithium-Chloride Absorption Refrigeration and an Assessment of its Suitability for Biomass Waste Heat

OBERWEIS, Sacha and AL-SHEMMERI, Tarik (2012) Performance Evaluation of a Lithium-Chloride Absorption Refrigeration and an Assessment of its Suitability for Biomass Waste Heat. Applied Sciences, 2 (4). pp. 709-725. ISSN 2076-3417

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This paper presents a computer model that will evaluate the performance of a thermo-chemical accumulator. The model is based on operational data such as temperatures and flow rates. The ultimate goal for this model is to estimate the coefficient of performance (COP) of this unit when run on hot water from biomass combustion as the heat source. The outputs of the model are verified by comparing the simulation of the actual machine with published experimental data. The computed results for cooling COP are within 10% of the measured data. The simulations are all run for heat load temperatures varying between 80 °C and 110 °C. As expected, simulation results showed an increase in COP with increased heat source temperatures. The results demonstrate that the potential of combined solar and biomass combustion as a heat source for absorption cooling/heating in climates with low solar radiation can be coupled with biomass waste.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lithium-Chloride; absorption; computer model; biomass; waste heat recovery
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
H900 Others in Engineering
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Engineering
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Depositing User: Sacha OBERWEIS
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2013 11:01
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2013 11:01
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1446

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