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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


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.