22 December 2011

Sorption Cooling – a technology review


In general, sorption cooling driven by waste heat from CHP units or industrial processes, or from solar energy and district heat and biomass, could lead to a considerable reduction of energy consumption. Therefore, various new sorption chillers (thermally driven heat pumps) for small and medium-scale cooling capacities up to 500 kW, have been developed during the last few years and are now available on the market. This report describes and discusses the latest sorption chiller developments, with particular concentration on heat source
temperatures and COPs.