TECHNICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATION OF USING RICE HUSKS AND SOLAR ENERGY ON THE ACTIVATION OF ABSORPTION CHILLERS IN THE CARIBBEAN REGION. CASE STUDY: BARRANQUILLAAndrés Rodríguez Toscano, Rafael Ramirez, José M. Sánchez
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Food Science
This research presents a thermodynamic analysis of a Thermal LTC-10 single-effect absorption series cooling system using the water/LiBr pair. Four operating scenarios were modeled on an hourly basis (24h) with EES software using mass and energy balances and the environmental conditions of the city of Barranquilla, Colombia. The analysis of the results shows that the system powered only by solar energy obtains the highest COP between 8:00 and 16:00 hours and the lowest greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while the system powered by rice husk biogas presents stable operation throughout the day and higher SO2eq emissions.