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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 980452, 10 pages
Research Article

Thermodynamic Analysis and Optimization of a High Temperature Triple Absorption Heat Transformer

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, G. Magosa, North Cyprus, Mersin 10, Turkey
2Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil 179, Iran
3Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
4Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Concordia, Montreal, QC, Canada

Received 31 January 2014; Revised 24 June 2014; Accepted 30 June 2014; Published 17 July 2014

Academic Editor: Xuehu Ma

Copyright © 2014 Mehrdad Khamooshi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


First law of thermodynamics has been used to analyze and optimize inclusively the performance of a triple absorption heat transformer operating with LiBr/H2O as the working pair. A thermodynamic model was developed in EES (engineering equation solver) to estimate the performance of the system in terms of the most essential parameters. The assumed parameters are the temperature of the main components, weak and strong solutions, economizers’ efficiencies, and bypass ratios. The whole cycle is optimized by EES software from the viewpoint of maximizing the COP via applying the direct search method. The optimization results showed that the COP of 0.2491 is reachable by the proposed cycle.