Thermoeconomic Advantage Of Absorption Refrigeration System In Refineries
Considering the issue of fuel demand and depletion of fossil fuels, most of the refiniries have started to opt for an
alternative system that could provide the same output by consuming less amount of enegy or by utilization of waste heat
sources. This work reveals that the absorption refrigeration system has proved to be an effective alternative for producing
refrigeration in refiniries. The fact that absorption cycle can be driven by low grade waste heat sources like steam, flue gas,
fuel oil, etc not only makes it suitable for refiniries but also provides the economical advantage. This research focusses on
the thermodynamic analysis which justifies the replacement of conventional compression refrigeration system with
absorption refrigeration system and the concept of payback period is discussed.