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Title: Solar-operated absorption water chiller: a comparison of aqueous bromide and aqua ammonia cycles

Abstract

The emphasis on alternate sources of energy has intensified interest in solar energy. Since solar energy is generally collected as heat, the absorption unit appears to be a promising candidate for the solar cooling of buildings. The fluid temperatures usually available from flat plate collectors are too low to permit the use of air-cooled units. Aqueous lithium bromide and aqua ammonia, the only commercially successful absorption cycles, are compared as water-cooled water chillers. Either cycle can be used; however, the bromide unit has a higher efficiency and much lower pump work than the ammonia cycle.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Arkla Industries Inc., Evansville, IN
OSTI Identifier:
7209870
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
ASHRAE Trans.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 82; Conference: Proceedings of the ASHRAE semiannual meeting, Dallas, TX, USA, 1 Feb 1976
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR AIR CONDITIONERS; WORKING FLUIDS; AMMONIA; AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS; EFFICIENCY; FLAT PLATE COLLECTORS; HOUSES; LITHIUM BROMIDES; VAPOR PRESSURE; AIR CONDITIONERS; ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS; APPLIANCES; BROMIDES; BROMINE COMPOUNDS; BUILDINGS; DISPERSIONS; ELECTRIC APPLIANCES; FLUIDS; GAS APPLIANCES; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDRIDES; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; LITHIUM COMPOUNDS; LITHIUM HALIDES; MIXTURES; NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; NITROGEN HYDRIDES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR COOLING SYSTEMS; SOLUTIONS; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; 140901* - Solar Thermal Utilization- Space Heating & Cooling

Citation Formats

Anderson, P P. Solar-operated absorption water chiller: a comparison of aqueous bromide and aqua ammonia cycles. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Anderson, P P. Solar-operated absorption water chiller: a comparison of aqueous bromide and aqua ammonia cycles. United States.
Anderson, P P. Thu . "Solar-operated absorption water chiller: a comparison of aqueous bromide and aqua ammonia cycles". United States.
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abstractNote = {The emphasis on alternate sources of energy has intensified interest in solar energy. Since solar energy is generally collected as heat, the absorption unit appears to be a promising candidate for the solar cooling of buildings. The fluid temperatures usually available from flat plate collectors are too low to permit the use of air-cooled units. Aqueous lithium bromide and aqua ammonia, the only commercially successful absorption cycles, are compared as water-cooled water chillers. Either cycle can be used; however, the bromide unit has a higher efficiency and much lower pump work than the ammonia cycle.},
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journal = {ASHRAE Trans.; (United States)},
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