Performance of a Residential-Sized GAX Absorption Chiller

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Douglas K. Priedeman, Michael A. Garrabrant, James A. Mathias, Roger E. Stout, Richard N. Christensen

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

J. Energy Resour. Technol 123(3), 236-241 (Mar 14, 2001) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1385519 History: Received February 15, 2000; Revised March 14, 2001
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Grahic Jump Location
Computer model-based performance versus ambient temperature
Grahic Jump Location
Cycle diagram and measurement locations for the chiller



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