Lithium Bromide Absorption Machines: Pressure Drop and Mass Transfer in Solutions Conical Sheets Articles uri icon


publication date

  • July 2009

start page

  • 1802

end page

  • 1809


  • 7


  • 50

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0196-8904

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-2227


  • Adiabatic vapour absorption in conical liquid sheets is studied with a view to use in air conditioning. The sheets consist in a lithium bromide aqueous solution sprayed at mass flow rates ranging from 0.0078 to 0.0116kg/s (28&-42kg/h). The experimental results show that the deformation rate associated with conical sheet development has a significant effect on absorption, with 60% of the total reached by the time the liquid sheet disintegrates, 4ms after injection. In the conical sheet configuration, about 150g of vapour are absorbed per kJ of solution flow work. The vapour absorption rate per chamber absorption volume, in turn, is found to be over 1g/sl in absorption chambers 75mm long or less.