Experimental and simulation study on the plate absorber for hybrid heat pump system

Seung Sun An, Chung Woo Jung, Minsung Kim, Seong Ryong Park, Chaedong Kang, Yong Tae Kang

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This research conducts an experiment for a hybrid heat pump system, using ammonia-water as a working fluid, to obtain a hot water of about 80°C. The hybrid heat pump system is the combination of vapor compression cycle and absorption cycle to improve the performance of the heat pump system. The hybrid heat pump system uses a low temperature heat source of about 50°C from the industrial waste heat. The system consists of absorber, desorber, solution heat exchanger, oil heat exchanger, rectifier, compressor and a solution pump. Parametric analysis is carried out experimentally and numerically for the key parameters such as the capacity of the absorber, the internal pressure change. From the present experimental study, it is found that the maximum hot water temperature is obtained to be 79.33°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3903-3909
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Mechanical Science and Technology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Absorber
  • Absorption
  • Ammonia-water
  • Compression
  • Hybrid heat pump
  • Plate heat exchanger

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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