EFFECT OF GENERATION TEMPERATURE ON A BRANCHED-GAX ABSORPTION COOLING CYCLE
The objective of this paper is to study the effect of generator temperature on the performance of a Branched-GAX absorption cooling cycle, using ammonia-water mixture as working fluid. From mass and energy conservation equations, a simulator was developed and with a parametric study, the cycle efficiency was evaluated for a generator temperature ranging from 118°C to 190°C and ambient temperature between 25 and 40°C. The obtained results indicate that the generator temperature has an important effect on the ammonia absorption in the GAX zone, its inferior limit is 118ºC and as this value increases, the ammonia absorption in the GAX zone so does. On the other side, the branched mass flow has a positive effect on the cycle efficiency, its maximum value is 1.043 kg/min for generator temperature of 123.3°C and ambient temperature of 25°C, but its magnitude decreases as the generator temperature or ambient temperature increases. The highest Coefficient of Performance (COP) was 1.492 for generator and ambient temperatures of 190 and 25°C respectively, under these conditions the branched mass flow was 1.029 kg/min.
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