Experimentally-based modelling of a gas-fired absorption heat pump with a refrigerant-cooled flue gas heat exchanger

Philipp Wagner, René Rieberer

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Gas-fired ammonia/water absorption heat pumps (GAHPs) for heating applications have a significantly higher efficiency compared to commonly used condensing boilers, thus a GAHP can substantially contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector.
Within the scope of this work a GAHP with a nominal heating capacity of 18 kW was equipped with a standard water-cooled flue gas heat exchanger and a novel refrigerant-cooled flue gas heat exchanger. Especially in retro-fit applications, the temperature in the heating system is too high to condensate water vapour via a water-cooled flue gas heat exchanger which can be overcome by a refrigerant-cooled one. A simulation model based on mass, species and energy balances as well as assumptions derived from experimental results of a GAHP with both flue gas heat exchanger types was set-up using the software Engineering Equation Solver (EES). The results have shown an efficiency of the GAHP of up to 1.9 and an increase in efficiency of up to 9 % by using a refrigerant-cooled instead of a water-cooled flue gas heat exchanger.
TitelProc. 15th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants (GL2022). Proceedings
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2022
Veranstaltung15th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants: GL 2022 - Trondheim, Norwegen
Dauer: 13 Juni 202215 Juni 2022


Konferenz15th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants
KurztitelGL 2022


  • Ammonia/Water
  • Cycle Design
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Flue Gas Heat Exchanger
  • Space Heating

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