Sorption Cooling and Heating Systems

Sorption Cooling and Heating Systems

  • Course code

    ME 667

  • L-T-P-C


  • Syllabus


  • Eligible Programmes


  • Sorption Cooling and Heating Systems

    Introduction: Classification of sorption systems, Absorption and adsorption systems, Dry and wet types; Working principles of sorption refrigeration system, heat pump and heat transformer; Wet absorption systems; Refrigerant absorbent combination: LiBr-H2O and NH3-H2O solution thermodynamics, Pressure - concentration - temperature / enthalpy relations and charts; Analysis of single stage, multistage and hybrid systems; Types and design considerations for components such as absorbers, generators and rectifiers; Working principle of pumpless absorption systems; Dry absorption / adsorption systems; Refrigerant / Sorbent combinations and their properties; Metal hydride based systems; Heat and mass transfer in sorption beds; Analysis of metal hydride based refrigerator, heat pump and heat transformer; Selection of metal hydride alloys for various engineering applications.


    [1] W. B. Gosney, Principles of Refrigeration, Cambridge University Press, 1982

    [2] K. E. Herold, R. Radermacher and S. A. Keli, Absorption Chillers and Heat Pumps, CRC Press, 1996.

    [3] M. V. C. Sastri, B. Viswanathan and S. S. Murthy, Metal Hydrides, Narosa Publishing House, 1998.