Thermodynamic analysis of EMISE-Water as a working pair for absorption refrigeration system
In this paper, thermodynamic analysis of novel ionic liquid 1 Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethyl sulphate (EMISE) as absorbent and water as green refrigerant for absorption refrigeration system (ARS) is performed. Thermodynamics excess properties like excess Gibbs free energy (GE), excess enthalpy (hE) and equilibrium Duhring's plot (P-T-x1) of EMISE-H2O binary mixture are assessed using non-random two liquid (NRTL) activity coefficient model for composition x1 of 0.45-1. The performance of single effect ARS with SHE are mathematically modeled and simulated by applying first and second laws (exergy analysis) of thermodynamics. Simulated results of ARS are compared with other widely used working fluids and revealed higher COP of 0.66 for EMISE-H2O in comparison to NH3-H2O but lower than LiBr-H2O. In addition, the deviation in the COP and ECOP with the generator temperatures are compared for the evaporation temperature of 5, 10, 15 C. Result showed noticeable difference between the optimum generator temperature based on COP and ECOP. This indicates the exergy analysis is used for evaluation of ARS and selection of heat source supply temperature obtained from waste heat and renewable solar energy.
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