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A review of thermodynamics and heat transfer in solar refrigeration system


Afshar, O and Saidur, R and Hasanuzzaman, M and Jameel, M, A review of thermodynamics and heat transfer in solar refrigeration system, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16, (8) pp. 5639-5648. ISSN 1364-0321 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.rser.2012.05.016


Solar energy is one of the most efficient, clean and affordable energy alternatives available today. With the current concerns about global warming and ever increasing energy rates, countries are seriously looking for domestic and industrial usage of solar energy. In the present study, a detail review of the application of solar energy for refrigeration systems has been carried out. The utilization of solar energy for refrigeration systems would help in improvement of energy economics, energy consumption and energy efficiency. The review focuses especially on solar panel, desiccant fluid for icemaker and its components. The study also includes thermodynamic equation and material for making component of refrigeration to improve the coefficient of performance. Study around the economic evaluation and solar performance coefficient in the type of refrigerator, modeling and simulation, mathematical equation of heat transfer and type of absorption used are other topics that could be considered.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:renewable energy, heat transfer, refrigerator
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical engineering
Research Field:Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Renewable energy
Objective Field:Solar-photovoltaic energy
UTAS Author:Afshar, O (Mr Omid Afshar)
ID Code:95173
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:32
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2014-09-26
Last Modified:2014-10-13

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