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Data 2017, 2(1), 6; doi:10.3390/data2010006

Determination of Concentration of the Aqueous Lithium–Bromide Solution in a Vapour Absorption Refrigeration System by Measurement of Electrical Conductivity and Temperature

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Malta, MSD 2080 Msida, Malta
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Received: 24 November 2016 / Revised: 21 December 2016 / Accepted: 11 January 2017 / Published: 19 January 2017
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Abstract

Lithium–bromide/water (LiBr/water) pairs are widely used as working medium in vapour absorption refrigeration systems where the maximum expected temperature and LiBr mass concentration in solution are usually 95 ℃ and 65%, respectively. Unfortunately, published data on the electrical conductivity of aqueous lithium–bromide solution are few and contradictory. The objective of this paper is to develop an empirical equation for the determination of the concentration of the aqueous lithium–bromide solution during the operation of the vapour absorption refrigeration system when the electrical conductivity and temperature of solution are known. The present study experimentally investigated the electrical conductivity of aqueous lithium–bromide solution at temperatures in the range from 25 ℃ to 95 ℃ and concentrations in the range from 45% to 65% by mass using a submersion toroidal conductivity sensor connected to a conductivity meter. The results of the tests have shown this method to be an accurate and efficient way to determine the concentration of aqueous lithium–bromide solution in the vapour absorption refrigeration system. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrical conductivity measurements; LiBr/water solution; vapour absorption refrigeration system; regression analysis electrical conductivity measurements; LiBr/water solution; vapour absorption refrigeration system; regression analysis
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Osta-Omar, S.M.; Micallef, C. Determination of Concentration of the Aqueous Lithium–Bromide Solution in a Vapour Absorption Refrigeration System by Measurement of Electrical Conductivity and Temperature. Data 2017, 2, 6.

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