Title: Recent developments in solar energy-based absorption cooling systems

Authors: T.N. Valarmathi; S. Sekar; S.D. Sekar; A. Aditya; R. Cawin; J. Kishore Kumar

Addresses: Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Sathyabama University, Chennai 600 119, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Velammal Engineering College, Chennai 600 066, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, R.M.K. Engineering College, Chennai 601 206, India ' Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Sathyabama University, Chennai 600 119, India ' Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Sathyabama University, Chennai 600 119, India ' Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Sathyabama University, Chennai 600 119, India

Abstract: Solar energy being renewable is the best source for several applications. Absorption systems are heat operated, which can use any low grade energy such as solar energy or waste heat and suitable for many applications such as heating, cooling, desalination, drying, etc. Combination of solar and absorption systems is an attractive option in view of reduced dependency on decreasing fossil fuels and to reduce environment impact. In this study, a review of the most recent developments in the area of solar energy-based absorption cooling systems has been done. Ammonia-water, water-lithium bromide, combined systems and economic studies have been reviewed.

Keywords: solar energy; absorption cooling systems; solar power; ammonia; water; lithium bromide.

DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2015.073085

Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal, 2015 Vol.9 No.2, pp.135 - 143

Available online: 13 Nov 2015 *

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