This paper presents a dynamic model of a single-stage LiBr-H2O absorption chiller. A numerical model has been developed based on mass and energy balance equations and heat transfer equations. The model is developed using MATLAB program and the system of non-linear ordinary differential equation is solved using the 4th-order Runge-Kutta method. The model is validated with experimental results from pertained literature. The results show that the maximum relative error is found when comparing the dynamic model predicted chilled water outlet temperature to experimental data, which is around 9%. The effect of the inlet hot water temperature on the hot, cooling and chilled water outlet temperatures, cooling capacity and coefficient of performance (COP) are also studied. The results show that as the hot water outlet temperature increases, the outlet temperatures of cooling and chilled water slightly change. Moreover, the cooling capacity increases and the COP slight decreases as the hot water temperature increases.
- Advanced Energy Systems Division
- Solar Energy Division
A Dynamic Model of a Single-Stage LiBr-H2O Absorption Chiller
Samutr, P, & Al Alili, A. "A Dynamic Model of a Single-Stage LiBr-H2O Absorption Chiller." Proceedings of the ASME 2016 10th International Conference on Energy Sustainability collocated with the ASME 2016 Power Conference and the ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology. Volume 1: Biofuels, Hydrogen, Syngas, and Alternate Fuels; CHP and Hybrid Power and Energy Systems; Concentrating Solar Power; Energy Storage; Environmental, Economic, and Policy Considerations of Advanced Energy Systems; Geothermal, Ocean, and Emerging Energy Technologies; Photovoltaics; Posters; Solar Chemistry; Sustainable Building Energy Systems; Sustainable Infrastructure and Transportation; Thermodynamic Analysis of Energy Systems; Wind Energy Systems and Technologies. Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. June 26–30, 2016. V001T13A007. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ES2016-59383
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