Vol.17, No.6, 2021, pp.1003-1013, doi:10.32604/fdmp.2021.015225
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CFD Analysis of the Influence of Ionic Liquids on the Performances of a Refrigeration System
  • Jianghao Niu*
Civil Aviation University of China, Tianjin, 300300, China
* Corresponding Author: Jianghao Niu. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: EFD and Heat Transfer III)
Received 02 December 2020; Accepted 11 February 2021; Issue published 08 September 2021
Abstract
The falling film of an ionic liquid ([EMIM] [DMP] + H2O) and its effect on a refrigeration system are numerically simulated in the framework of a Volume of Fluid (VOF) method (as available in the ANSYS Fluent computational platform). The properties of the liquid film and the wall shear stress (WSS) are compared with those obtained for a potassium bromide solution. Different working conditions are considered. It is noted that the ionic liquid demonstrates a better absorption capability, with a coefficient of performance (COP) of 0.55. It is proved that the [EMIM] [DMP] + H2O ionic liquid working substance is superior to the potassium bromide solution in terms of heat and mass transfer.
Keywords
Ionic liquid; fluent simulation; [EMIM] [DMP] + H2O; absorption refrigeration system
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Niu, J. (2021). CFD Analysis of the Influence of Ionic Liquids on the Performances of a Refrigeration System. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 17(6), 1003–1013.
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