Experimental Assessment Of An Ammonia-Lithium Nitrate Absorption Cooler Operated On Low Temperature Geothermal Energy

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Journal Article: Experimental Assessment Of An Ammonia-Lithium Nitrate Absorption Cooler Operated On Low Temperature Geothermal Energy

Abstract
An attractive way to directly exploit low temperature geothermal energy is to produce refrigeration using heat-driven absorption coolers. In Mexico this would contribute to the cold chain in areas of agricultural production and transshipment. An experimental 10.5kW cooling capacity ammonia/water absorption cooler, that had been evaluated in the Cerro Prieto geothermal field, was modified to use ammonia/lithium nitrate (NH3/LiNO3). This prototype was successfully operated with generator temperatures from 90 to 145°C and with cold chamber temperatures from 0 to -10°C.

Authors 
R. Ayala, J. L. Frias, L. Lam, C. L. Heard and F. A. Holland








Published Journal 
Heat Recovery Systems and CHP, 1994





DOI 
10.1016/0890-4332(94)90047-7


 

Citation

R. Ayala,J. L. Frias,L. Lam,C. L. Heard,F. A. Holland. 1994. Experimental Assessment Of An Ammonia-Lithium Nitrate Absorption Cooler Operated On Low Temperature Geothermal Energy. Heat Recovery Systems and CHP. (!) .