Conception optimale d'absorbeurs au LiBr/eau en forme de tube horizontal compact.

Optimal design of compact horizontal tube LiBr/water absorbers.


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A three-flow-regime (falling film, droplet formation, and droplet fall) model is used to investigate the possibility of using small diameter tubes for falling-film lithium bromide-water absorbers. A systematic investigation of tube diameters and pass arrangements shows that for the same heat transfer area, tubes with a diameter of 6.35 mm deliver about 30% more cooling capacity than conventional tubes (OD= 15.88 mm). An even higher increase in capacity (about 55%) is obtained when 3.175 mm diameter tubes are used. This significant increase is primarily due to increased vapour absorption in the droplet formation regime, which plays a progressively larger role in vapour absorption as the tube diameter decreases. However, because it is expected that wetting of tubes becomes poorer as the tube diameter decreases, wetting characteristics should be considered in conjunction with these findings to select the optimal tube diameter.


  • Titre original : Optimal design of compact horizontal tube LiBr/water absorbers.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 2005-2553
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : HVAC&R Research - vol. 11 - n. 1
  • Date d'édition : 01/2005


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