Natural Refrigerants based Automobile Air Conditioning System
Sohail Bux1, A.C. Tiwari2
1Sohail Bux, Research Scholar in Mechanical Engineering Department, UIT RGPV Bhopal (M.P.), India
2A.C. Tiwari, Professor and Head in Mechanical Engineering Department, UIT RGPV Bhopal (M.P.), India
Manuscript received on May 15, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on May 18, 2014. | Manuscript published on May 25, 2014. | PP:32-48 | Volume-2 Issue-7, May 2014. | Retrieval Number: G0734052714/2014©BEIESP
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Abstract: Air conditioning of automobile is essential for modern luxurious life. Today’s automobile air conditioning system is based on vapour compression refrigeration cycle and refrigerant R134a is used for this purpose. In this paper Lithium Bromide-water, Aquaammonia and Lithium Chloride -water refrigeration systems is run by waste exhaust heat or low grade energy of four cylinder four stroke diesel engine situated at mechanical department at Rajeev Gandhi technical university Bhopal. The capacity of refrigeration system is one ton and five litres kirlosker diesel engine is used for this purpose . A common counter flow shell and tube type generator or heat exchanger is used for all three vapour absorption refrigeration systems. The performance of all refrigeration systems depends on performance of diesel engine exhaust. This automobile air-conditioning system is run by waste heat or low grade energy, required minimum maintenance, used environment friendly refrigerants and reduce the mileage of the vehicle.
Keywords: Waste heat recovery, LiBr-H2O, NH3-H2O, LiCl-H2O Refrigeration system, shell and tube heat exchanger, Diesel engine.