Thermodynamic analysis and optimization of a high temperature triple absorption heat transformer

ScientificWorldJournal. 2014;2014:980452. doi: 10.1155/2014/980452. Epub 2014 Jul 17.

Abstract

First law of thermodynamics has been used to analyze and optimize inclusively the performance of a triple absorption heat transformer operating with LiBr/H2O as the working pair. A thermodynamic model was developed in EES (engineering equation solver) to estimate the performance of the system in terms of the most essential parameters. The assumed parameters are the temperature of the main components, weak and strong solutions, economizers' efficiencies, and bypass ratios. The whole cycle is optimized by EES software from the viewpoint of maximizing the COP via applying the direct search method. The optimization results showed that the COP of 0.2491 is reachable by the proposed cycle.

MeSH terms

  • Hot Temperature
  • Models, Theoretical*
  • Temperature
  • Thermodynamics*