Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2019, Page: 10-27
Review on Performance Optimization of Absorption Heat Pump Systems Based on Finite-Time Thermodynamics
Paiguy Armand Ngouateu Wouagfack, Department of Renewable Energy, Higher Technical Teachers’ Training College, University of Buea, Kumba, Cameroon; Laboratory of Industrial System and Environment, University Institute of Technology Fotso Victor, University of Dschang, Bandjoun, Cameroon
Brigitte Astrid Medjo Nouadje, Laboratory of Industrial System and Environment, University Institute of Technology Fotso Victor, University of Dschang, Bandjoun, Cameroon
Noël Djongyang, Department of Renewable Energy, National Advanced School of Engineering, University of Maroua, Sahal, Cameroon
Réné Tchinda, Laboratory of Industrial System and Environment, University Institute of Technology Fotso Victor, University of Dschang, Bandjoun, Cameroon; Laboratory of Mechanics and Modeling of Physical System, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon
Received: Mar. 23, 2019;       Accepted: Apr. 28, 2019;       Published: May 27, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20190501.12      View  29      Downloads  14
Abstract
Most of industrial processes use a lot of thermal energy by burning fossil fuel to produce steam or heat for the purpose. After the processes, heat is rejected to the surrounding as waste. The absorption heat pump is becoming more important because it can be powered by these industrial energy wastes and hence, it poses no danger to the environment. In this paper, a literature review of the theoretical finite-time thermodynamic-based performance optimization of absorption heat pump systems independent of the used mixtures is presented. The review describes and discusses the performance objective functions for the various absorption heat pump cycle models. It covers the endoreversible and irreversible three-heat-source cycle models, four-heat-source cycle models and absorption heat transformer cycles with respect to the following aspects: the heat transfer law models, the effect of heat resistance and other irreversible loss models on the performance. Findings from published works considering the heating load, the coefficient of performance, the total heat transfer area, the thermo-economic function, the ecological function, the exergy-based ecological function and the ecological coefficient of performance as objective functions have been summarized in a table. It appears that design parameters based on the maximum of the ecological coefficient of performance conditions represent a best compromise between the heating load and the loss rate of availability.
Keywords
Finite-Time Thermodynamics, Performance Optimization Technique, Objective Functions, Endoreversible, Irreversible; Absorption Heat Pump
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Paiguy Armand Ngouateu Wouagfack, Brigitte Astrid Medjo Nouadje, Noël Djongyang, Réné Tchinda, Review on Performance Optimization of Absorption Heat Pump Systems Based on Finite-Time Thermodynamics, International Journal of Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2019, pp. 10-27. doi: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20190501.12
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