Multi-objective optimization of solar assisted absorption cooling system

Gebreslassie, B., Jimenez, M. , Guillen-Gosalbez, G., Jimenez, L. and Boer, D. (2010) Multi-objective optimization of solar assisted absorption cooling system. In: Pierucci, S. (ed.) 20th European Symposium of Computer Aided Process Engineering. Series: Computer-aided chemical engineering (28). Elsevier: Amsterdam, pp. 1033-1038. ISBN 9780444535696

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This work presents a multi-period and multi-objective optimization based on mathematical programming of solar assisted absorption cooling systems. Seven solar collector models combined with a gas fired heater and an absorption cooling cycle are considered. The optimization task is formulated as a multi-objective multi-period mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) problem that accounts for the minimization of the total cost of the cooling system and the associated environmental impact. The environmental performance is measured following the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) principles. The capabilities of the proposed method are illustrated in a case study that addresses the design of a solar assisted ammonia-water absorption cooling system using the weather conditions of Tarragona (Spain).

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jimenez, Dr Melanie
Authors: Gebreslassie, B., Jimenez, M., Guillen-Gosalbez, G., Jimenez, L., and Boer, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
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