Faculty Advisor

Sullivan, John M.

Abstract

This project focuses on the construction of a three fluid gas absorption refrigeration unit, intended to operate in a 20℃ environment, with a compartment temperature of 3℃. Three fluid gas absorption refrigerators use a heat source to facilitate refrigeration, no electricity and no moving parts, such as pumps and compressors, and operate at a single system pressure. The three fluid gas absorption cycle uses Dalton's Law of partial pressure between two fluids to evaporate the refrigerant and create cooling. Extensive analysis of the thermodynamics, heat transfer, and chemical properties of a three fluid gas absorption system was conducted to design and construct the structural model shown in the report.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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