Energy and exergy analysis of a novel ejector-absorption combined refrigeration cycle using natural refrigerants
by Abhishek Verma; S.C. Kaushik; S.K. Tyagi
International Journal of Exergy (IJEX), Vol. 39, No. 2, 2022

Abstract: This article presents the theoretical analysis of a unique ejector-absorption combined refrigeration system for producing low-temperature refrigeration at -25°C and additional cooling at a temperature of 7°C by utilising the waste heat. The additional cooling is achieved by combining a trans-critical CO2 ejector refrigeration cycle with an absorption system using LiBr-H2O as the working fluid pair and is powered by waste heat from the gas cooler of the ejector cycle. The energy and exergy analyses have been carried out for a typical set of operating conditions to maximise the performance of the combined system. The performance of the combined system was compared to that of the basic trans-critical CO2 ejector refrigeration cycle. The study shows a significant improvement in the performance of the system, the increment in COP and exergy efficiency was found to be 16.36% and 4.134%, respectively.

Online publication date: Tue, 13-Sep-2022

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