Increasing cost of electricity and environmental degradation, emanates from the usage CFC refrigerants have made the heat from renewable energy sources for absorption refrigeration systems attractive for application in residential, commercial and industrial sectors. In this research work, mathematical model for a double effect reserve ? parallel vapour absorption refrigeration system was developed. Software was developed for the system using MATLAB Programming Language. The software was simulated and design parameters needed for the analysis of the system were generated. The model was validated by comparing its result with those from literature and showed good agreement with an average deviation of 20%. The model was used to estimate both refrigeration capacity and the coefficient of performance (COP). Highest COP was obtained when the concentration of the diluted solution in the evaporator was 62.2%. Generally the COP increases with increasing concentration of the solution in the absorber. The software developed can be used to predict design parameters for double-effect reverse-parallel VARS over a wide range of heat input.
design, double-effect, reverse-parallel, software, VARS
Mutalubi Aremu Akintunde , Kareem Adebayo Adetoro , Funmilola Helen Adedoyin "DEVELOPMENT OF A MODEL FOR DESIGN OF DOUBLE - EFFECT VAPOUR ABSORPTION REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 2 Issue 12 2020 Page 65-73
Mutalubi Aremu Akintunde , Kareem Adebayo Adetoro , Funmilola Helen Adedoyin "DEVELOPMENT OF A MODEL FOR DESIGN OF DOUBLE - EFFECT VAPOUR ABSORPTION REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 2(12)