Second Law Analysis of Solar Powered Absorption Cooling Cycles and Systems

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D. K. Anand

University of Maryland, College Park, Md. 20742

K. W. Lindler, W. J. Kennish

TPI Inc., Bethesda, Md. 20817

S. Schweitzer

Office of Solar Heat Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.

J. Sol. Energy Eng 106(3), 291-298 (Aug 01, 1984) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3267598 History: Received October 01, 1983; Online November 11, 2009


The Second Law of Thermodynamics is used to analyze solar powered absorption cooling cycles and systems. Irreversibility is used as a figure of merit for components and cycles. The irreversibility of individual components is determined for several solar-powered absorption cycles and systems. The understanding of the causes of these irreversibilities identifies the areas of possible cycle and system improvements.

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