02 May 2007

Coabsorbent heat pumps for the future


Based on the coabsorbent cycles, recently introduced by the author, a particular new technology
can be developed for extremely effi cient and feasible heat pumping applications. The
paper presents model results of residential and district ammonia/water heating applications
for coabsorbent hybrid and absorption heat pumps, supplied by different winter and summer
heating and cooling pairs of sources. Among these applications, author’s proposal of coupling
the coabsorbent heat pumping plants with thermal power stations, is one of the most
important, for effective district heating (besides thermofi cation) and/or cooling, and power
plant global effi ciency increase up to 90 percent.