Soft Computing in Absorption Cooling Systems


Sahin A. S. , Kalogirou S. A.

SOFT COMPUTING IN GREEN AND RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, vol.269, pp.65-95, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 269
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-642-22176-7_3
  • Title of Journal : SOFT COMPUTING IN GREEN AND RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS
  • Page Numbers: pp.65-95

Abstract

Absorption cooling systems make sense in many applications for process water cooling. Instead of mechanically compressing a refrigerant gas, as in the conventional vapor compression process, absorption cooling uses a thermo-chemical process. Two different fluids are used, a refrigerant and an absorbent. Heat directly from natural gas combustion, solar energy, waste-heat source or indirectly from a boiler, drives the process.