Hybrid Vapor Absorption and Compression System -A Thermodynamic Environmental and Economic Analysis – A Review
Journal of Advanced Mechanical Sciences. 2022 June 1; 1(2): 57-62
The purpose of reducing cost and energy and gaining a better Coefficient of Performance (COP) leads to the study for the improvement of designing and innovating different refrigeration cycles and their combinations. Researches are carried out on a hybrid cycle based on the VCR-VAR system. Different types of refrigerants are analyzed to get maximum performance keeping the environment in mind. Different designs are made to improve the waste heat recovery to gain a sustainable system. Also, hybrid systems coupled with power cycles can reduce the external power demand have been studied. According to the studies, improvement in terms of COP, costs, energy-saving and environmental friendliness is gained. In this study, summaries of various studies regarding the thermo-economic analysis of the VCR-VAR system are provided, keeping the environmental aspects in mind.
Keywords: Vapor compression-absorption refrigeration system, Thermo-economic analysis, environmental aspects, hybrid refrigeration system.
 E. Chen, J. Chen, T. Jia, Y. Zhao, Y. Dai. A solar-assisted hybrid air-cooled adiabatic absorption and vapor compression air conditioning system. Energy Conversion and Management. 250 (2021) 114926.
 Zeyu Peng, Zeyu Li, Junquan Zeng, Jianting Yu, Shiliang Lv. Thermo-economic analysis of absorptioncompression hybrid cooling systems with parallel subcooling and recooling for small scale low-grade heat source and low temperature application, International Journal of Refrigeration. 138 (2022) 220- 232.
 B. Patel, N.B. Desai, S. S. Kachhwaha. Thermo-economic analysis of solar-biomass organic Rankine cycle powered cascaded vapor compression-absorption system. Solar Energy. 157 (2017) 920-933.
 A. Razmi, M. Soltani, C. Aghanajafi, M. Torabi. Thermodynamic and economic investigation of a novel integration of the absorption-recompression refrigeration system with compressed air energy storage (CAES). Energy Conversion and Management. 187 (2019) 262-273.
 M. Song, L. Wang, J. Yuan, Z. Wang, X. Li, K. Liang. Proposal and parametric study of solar absorption/dual compression hybrid refrigeration system for temperature and humidity independent control application. Energy Conversion and Management. 220 (2020) 113107.
 M. G. Gado, S. Nada, S. Ookawara, H. Hassan. Energy management of standalone cascaded adsorptioncompression refrigeration system using hybrid biomass-solar-wind energies. Energy Conversion and Management. 258 (2022) 115387.
 C. Wei, X. Hao, B. Tianjiao, Z. Bin, H. Yan. Numerical investigation and optimization of a proposed heat-driven compression/absorption hybrid refrigeration system combined with a power cycle. Energy. 246 (2022) 123199.
 J. Wang, X. Li, B. Wang, W. Wu, Pengyuan Song, Wenxing Shi. Performance Comparison between an Absorption-compression Hybrid Refrigeration System and a Double-effect Absorption Refrigeration System. Procedia Engineering. 205 (2017) 241-247.
 M. Higa, C. de Souza Pereira, M.O.A. Talita, C.L. Maximiano. Performance analysis of a hybrid compression-assisted absorption system using heat recovery ammonia generator. Applied Thermal Engineering. 211 (2022) 118437.
 S. Agarwal, A. Arora, B.B. Arora. Energy and exergy analysis of vapor compression–triple effect absorption cascade refrigeration system. Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal. 2 3 (2020) 625-641.
 M. José, A. Delgado, S.A. Delgado, G. Zarca, A. Urtiaga. Analysis of hybrid compression absorption refrigeration using low-GWP HFC or HFO/ionic liquid working pairs. International Journal of Refrigeration. 134 (2022) 232-241.
 S.T. Kadam, A.S.Kyriakides, M. Saad Khan, M. Shehabi, A.I. Papadopoulos, I. Hassan, M.A. Rahman, P. Seferlis. Thermo-economic and environmental assessment of hybrid vapor compression-absorption refrigeration systems for district cooling. Energy. 243 (2022) 122991.
 V. Jain, G. Sachdeva, S.S. Kachhwaha. Comparative performance study and advanced exergy analysis of novel vapor compression-absorption integrated refrigeration system. Energy Conversion and Management. 172 (2018) 81-97.
 V. Jain, D. Colorado. Thermoeconomic and feasibility analysis of novel transcritical vapor compressionabsorption integrated refrigeration system, Energy Conversion and Management. 224 (2020) 113344.
 A. Ustaoglu. Parametric study of absorption refrigeration with vapor compression refrigeration cycle using wet, isentropic and azeotropic working fluids: Conventional and advanced exergy approach. Energy. 201 (2020) 117491.