Transient computer simulation of an ammonia-water heat pump in cooling mode

A. E. Dence, C. C. Nowak, Horacio Perez-Blanco

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    A transient model of ammonia-water absorption heat pump can be used to simulate the performance of the system for a range of feedback controls, and for varying the initial and ambient conditions such as transient temperature response of the generator, condenser, absorber, evaporator, solution heat exchanger and the house being cooled. The model consists of eight non-linear coupled differential equations. The predicted variables reached steady-state values similar to those predicted by a different steady-state model. By using the proportional differential control loop, the response time of the system is improved.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1041-1046
    Number of pages6
    JournalProceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
    StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
    EventProceedings of the 1996 31st Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference. Part 1 (of 4) - Washington, DC, USA
    Duration: Aug 11 1996Aug 16 1996

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Fuel Technology
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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