Abstract: In order to recover the waste heat from the exhaust gas of a combustion engine an adsorption refrigeration cycle is proposed. This is a preliminary study on design and testing of a prototype of absorption refrigeration cycle powered by an internal combustion engine. The heat source of the cycle is a compression ignition engine which generates 122.36 W of heat in generator of the cycle. The pairs of absorbent and refrigerant are water and ammonia. Here the generator is made of a shell and tube heat exchanger with number of tube and its length are 20 and 0.69 m, respectively. In the experiments the exhaust gas with a mass flow rate of 0.00016 kg/sec, enters the generator at 110°C and leaves it at 72°C. Here, the solution is heated from 30-90°C. In the evaporator, the lowest temperature can be reached is 17.9°C and COP of the system is 0.45. The main conclusion can be drawn here is that the proposed system can be used to recycle the waste heat and produced cooling. However, the COP is still low.
Farel H. Napitupulu and Farida A. Daulay, 2018. A Preliminary Study on Designing and Testing of an Absorption Refrigeration Cycle Powered by Exhaust Gas of Combustion Engine. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13: 1980-1985.