This paper presents a design procedure for a dual solar/gas-fired generator of an absorption chiller. The solar energy is the primary driving source for the generator, while the natural gas serves as the backup heat when the solar energy is unavailable or insufficient. Saturated forced convective boiling for binary mixtures has been considered to account for the reduction in the heat transfer coefficient observed for most mixtures. The simultaneous solar and gas-fired desorption process was investigated. The generator constructed based on modeling results yielded good performance in the experiment. [S0195-0738(00)00704-4]
Modeling an Integral Dual Solar/Gas-Fired Generator for a Water-Lithium Bromide Absorption Chiller
Contributed by the Advanced Energy Systems Division and presented at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, the Winter Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, November 14–19, 1999, of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS. Manuscript received by the AES Division, December 9, 1999; revised manuscript received July 10, 2000. Associate Technical Editor: D. L. O’Neal.
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Cao, J., and Christensen, R. N. (July 10, 2000). "Modeling an Integral Dual Solar/Gas-Fired Generator for a Water-Lithium Bromide Absorption Chiller ." ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. December 2000; 122(4): 217–223. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1318201
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