Absorber is an important component in absorption refrigerating system. Its performance plays a significant role on the overall efficiency of absorption refrigerating system. The nanofluids which can enhance the heat and mass transfer will be utilized to absorber for enhancing the water vapor absorption process and improving the absorber efficiency. The software CFD-FLUENT is used to analyze the falling film absorption process of the nanofluids, which consists of H2O/LiBr solution with Fe3O4 nanoparticles in this paper. The results indicate that the enhancing heat and mass transfer of nanofluids is related to the nanoparticle concentration and size. The stronger the nanoparticle concentration, the greater enhancement of heat and mass transfer of falling film; while the smaller the nanoparticle size, the greater enhancement of heat and mass transfer of falling film. It is also found that the enhancement ratio of heat and mass transfer flux reach 1.48 and 1.37, respectively, as the Fe3O4 nanoparticles mass concentration of 0.01wt% and the size of 50nm.
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Effect of Nanoparticles on H2O/LiBr Falling Film Absorption Process
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Zhang, LY, Li, Y, Wang, Y, Cao, LX, & Meng, XZ. "Effect of Nanoparticles on H2O/LiBr Falling Film Absorption Process." Proceedings of the ASME 2016 5th International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer. Volume 2: Micro/Nano-Thermal Manufacturing and Materials Processing; Boiling, Quenching and Condensation Heat Transfer on Engineered Surfaces; Computational Methods in Micro/Nanoscale Transport; Heat and Mass Transfer in Small Scale; Micro/Miniature Multi-Phase Devices; Biomedical Applications of Micro/Nanoscale Transport; Measurement Techniques and Thermophysical Properties in Micro/Nanoscale; Posters. Biopolis, Singapore. January 4–6, 2016. V002T15A002. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/MNHMT2016-6631
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