A resorption refrigerator driven by low grade thermal energy

H. S. Bao, R. Z. Wang, L. W. Wang

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A small refrigerator based on resorption technique, employed MnCl 2 and NH4Cl as sorbent salts and ammonia as refrigerant, was presented for simultaneously cooling at 0-6 °C and freezing at -16 to -14.5 °C in this work. The cooling capacity of this device was investigated by measuring the mass amount of the ice generated during a certain period of 3 h operation, and the experiments were conducted at different ambient temperature ranging from 20 °C to 35 °C. The total cooling capacity was calculated 475 kJ per kg of NH4Cl salt, and the mean specific cooling power (SCP) was 43 W per kg of NH4Cl salt, the effective cooling production responsible for making ice accounted for 25-42% of the total cooling capacity depending on the different operating conditions studied in this work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2339-2344
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Conversion and Management
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011


  • Ammonium chloride
  • Cooling capacity
  • Manganese chloride
  • Refrigerator
  • Resorption
  • Specific cooling power(SCP)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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