Performance Analysis of a Triple Fluid Vapor Absorption System using Engine Exhaust Gas
Krishnadasan V. B1, N. K. Mohammed Sajid2, K. A. Shafi3
1Krishnadasan V. B, Asst. Prof., in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sahrdaya College of Engineering, Kodakara, India.
2Dr. N. K. Mohammed Sajid, Assoc. Prof., in Department of Mechanical Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, India.
3Dr. K. A. Shafi, Assoc. Prof., in Department of Mechanical Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, India.
Manuscript received on November 10, 2014. | Revised Manuscript Received on November 12, 2014. | Manuscript published on November 18, 2014. | PP: 01-04 | Volume-1 Issue-12, November 2014.
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Abstract: The air conditioning units currently used in road transport vehicles are predominantly of the vapour compression refrigeration (VCR) type. In such a unit, the compressor requires an input of energy in the form of work. In order to obtain refrigeration, possibility of triple fluid vapour absorption refrigeration (VAR) systems utilizing waste heat from the engine exhaust gas has been investigated. This work presents an experimental study of a triple fluid vapour absorption refrigeration system using the exhaust of an internal combustion engine as energy source. From the study, it has been concluded that engine exhaust gas can be used as a power source for a vapour absorption system. When load on the engine increases, power availability in the generator increases and cooling capacity of the system increases but COP of the system reduces.
Keywords: Absorption refrigeration system, triple fluid system, engine exhaust.