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Modeling an Integral Dual Solar/Gas-Fired Generator for a Water-Lithium Bromide Absorption Chiller

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J. Cao, R. N. Christensen

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210

J. Energy Resour. Technol 122(4), 217-223 (Jul 10, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1318201 History: Received December 09, 1999; Revised July 10, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Top view of the generator
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Spirally fluted tube parameters
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Control volume for an incremental section
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Temperature profile for generator solely powered by solar energy
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Temperature profiles as generator fired only by flue gas
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Concentration profile as generator is powered only by flue gas
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Temperature profiles for the generator powered by flue gas and solar fluid

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