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Energies 2014, 7(2), 751-766; doi:10.3390/en7020751

Performance of Different Experimental Absorber Designs in Absorption Heat Pump Cycle Technologies: A Review

Received: 12 November 2013 / Revised: 16 January 2014 / Accepted: 10 February 2014 / Published: 13 February 2014
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The absorber is a major component of absorption cycle systems, and its performance directly impacts the overall size and energy supplies of these devices. Absorption cooling and heating cycles have different absorber design requirements: in absorption cooling systems, the absorber works close to ambient temperature, therefore, the mass transfer is the most important phenomenon in order to reduce the generator size; on the other hand, in heat transformer absorption systems, is important to recover the heat delivered by exothermic reactions produced in the absorber. In this paper a review of the main experimental results of different absorber designs reported in absorption heat pump cycles is presented.
Keywords: absorber design; absorption cycles; performance absorber design; absorption cycles; performance
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Ibarra-Bahena, J.; Romero, R.J. Performance of Different Experimental Absorber Designs in Absorption Heat Pump Cycle Technologies: A Review. Energies 2014, 7, 751-766.

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