Noora Hashim


An analytical energy and availability study of pump less LiBr-H2O solar absorption cooling system is submitted with the aid of ESS 9.43 software. This system consists of many components: generator vessel attached by  lift tube and a separator , condenser, evaporator , solution heat exchanger, and absorber. Each components assumed to be operated at constant temperature. The effect of changing of  temperature of each components on cycle performance as well as the availability loss are discussed. The results show that the maximum  availability loss occurs during absorption process in the absorber, and the second worse component is the generator. The optimal generator temperature is obtained and it can be proved that this system can be driven with relatively best performance at low heat sources like solar or any other waste heat sources. By increasing the evaporator and the generator temperature lower than optimum, COP and reversible COP increase while COP values decrease in case of increasing of absorber and condenser temperatures. The total availability loss increases and the second low efficiency decreases in case of increase in all system components.


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