Finite Time Thermodynamics of Vapour Absorption Airconditioning and Heat Pump Cycles
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Chen (1995) has analysed an endoreversible absorption refrigeration system coupled with thermal reservoirs of infinite heat capacity and affected by the irreversibility of finite-rate heat transfer between the working fluid and the heat reservoirs. He proposed that an absorption refrigeration system may be modelled as a combined cycle, which consists of two subsystems – an endoreversible heat engine and an endoreversible refrigerator. He developed the optimal performance parameters for these systems, but study was limited to endoreversible systems coupled with thermal reservoirs of infinite heat capacity.