Design and Analysis of Absorption Refrigeration System Using H2o + [EMIM] [TFA]

Senapati, Rajendra Kumar (2015) Design and Analysis of Absorption Refrigeration System Using H2o + [EMIM] [TFA]. BTech thesis.



With rapid industrialization and constantly increasing energy consumption, human kind is going to face a growing degradation of environment, if the activities continues as usual. This work is focused to design an absorption refrigeration cycle which gives solution to present cooling problems using low grade heat coming out from the industries. More importance has been given to the ionic liquid based working pairs which are eco-friendly in nature. Ionic Liquids (ILs) are polar compounds which are considered as a combination of organic cations and inorganic anions, and are liquid below 100ºC and have potential to replace common VOCs as solvents in chemical processes. ILs have many favorable attributes such as a low vapor pressure, stability over a large liquid working temperature range, and the ability to be designed to dissolve compounds of interest. This research redresses innovative solutions using ILs for absorption refrigeration cycle. Ionic liquids (ILs) are used as absorbents in absorption refrigeration systems, which present the possibility of overcoming some of the safety and environmental concerns of current systems. In general, absorption refrigeration is attractive since electrical energy is replaced with low grade heat energy. Many ILs are completely miscible with water, which leads the focus to investigate ILs and water for this application. Moreover, this research work aims at finding out the value of COP for H2O + [EMIM] [TFA], to design an optimal absorption refrigerator and to study the dependence of COP on various parameters. It also carries out study on the economic feasibility of the absorption refrigeration cycle using H2O + [EMIM] [TFA] working pair to compare with the conventional working pairs and compression refrigeration system. It further addresses the roadblocks in the simulation of the absorption refrigeration cycle using water and [EMIM] [TFA].

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Absorption Refrigeration Cycle, Ionic Liquid, VOC, Simulation
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Chemical Engineering > Process Design
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Chemical Engineering
ID Code:7499
Deposited By:Mr. Sanat Kumar Behera
Deposited On:12 May 2016 18:36
Last Modified:12 May 2016 18:36
Supervisor(s):Kundu, M

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