Research activities on heat transformers at Chalmers University of Technology,
Conference contribution, 1988
Ongoing and planned research work in the absorption field at Chalmers University of Technology can be divided into four areas:
- System studies and optimization;
A computer program has been developed with which a heat transformer can be simulated and its parts can be technically and/or economically optimized. Technical optimizations include optimal area distribution between the five heat exchangers to achieve a certain COP or a certain temperature lift and minimum total area needed for a certain heat output. Economic optimizations include optimal size of the heat transformer and its components at various conditions.
- Desorption heat transfer;
An experimental plant for studies of heat transfer coefficients of LiBr-H20 in a falling-film type desorber has been constructed. No results are yet available.
-An activity-coefficient model for electrolyte systems;
An activity-coefficient has been proposed to represent the properties over a wide electrolyte concentration range, i.e. high dilution to the solubility limit. It is well suited both for single-electrolyte and multi-electrolyte solutions.
-Transport properties for electrolyte systems;
The aim with this project is to develop methods and equations for correlation and prediction of transport properties, mainly viscosity, for single- and multicomponent electrolyte systems. An equation for correlation of viscosity data has been proposed and an equation for prediction of the viscosity based on activity coefficients is under development.