Temperature and concentration fields in a generator integrated to single stage heat transformer using Water/Carrol mixture

  • Gómez-Arias E
  • Ibarra-Bahena J
  • Velazquez-Avelar L
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© 2014, Science Press, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, CAS and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. The generator is the starter device of single stage heat transformer (SSHT) and its characteristics have main effects on the overall efficiency of this kind of absorption machines. This article reports a study of the generation of steam and changes in the concentration of the working solution (Water/Carrol mixture) into a plate heat exchanger as a function of its horizontal and vertical position by gravity effect. It is considered the analysis of six experimental tests; two were evaluated in a plate heat exchanger in a horizontal position and four in a vertical position (90 degree inclination). The generation of steam and increased concentration of the working solution are more sensitive to the vertical position of exchanger than in horizontal position. The results of numerical-experimental analysis indicates that a heat exchanger in horizontal position, the steam generation and the change in the concentration of the working solution occurring in the middle of the plate (or at greater distance depending to the thermodynamic conditions) and instantly in vertical position (at the input of the plate).

Author-supplied keywords

  • Numerical modeling
  • Plate heat exchanger
  • Single stage heat transformer
  • Temperature and concentration field
  • Water/Carrol mixture

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