MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 307, 2020International Conference on Materials & Energy (ICOME’17 and ICOME’18)
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|Published online||10 February 2020|
Simulation and comparison of combined ejector-absorption and single effect absorption refrigeration systems
1 National Engineering School of Gabes, University of Gabes, 6072 Gabes, Tunisia
2 Université de Lorraine, Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Longwy, Cosnes & Romain, (FRANCE)
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Refrigeration by absorption is gaining more and more importance nowadays especially in applications where the source of energy used in the generator is renewable. However the major problem of this type of refrigeration lies in the COP, which seems to be weaker than compression machines. The use of an ejector is one of the means that can help overcome this problem. In this work, we are interested in the ammonia-water absorption cycle comprising a gas-gas ejector interposed between the generator and the condenser. We suppose that adding a flash tank between the condenser and the evaporator could help improve the entrainment ratio of the ejector. Simulations using the Hysys software are performed in order to look for the optimal conditions for the work of this machine and to make a comparison in terms of performance with single effect cycles. Results showed a significant improvement in the COP and proved therefore that it has better performance than single effect cycles.
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