The aim of this project is to develop and demonstrate technical feasibility of a continuous absorption pipe (CAP). This is a new concept for an absorption heat pump which due to its simplicity has the promise of cheap mass production and low cost.
This absorption pipe concentrates the principle of absorption heat pumps in one tube which can be hermetically sealed. The solution pump is driven thermally so that electricity is not required. These heat pumps can use methane, oil, coal, solar and waste heat, but methane will be most currently used. Heat transfer for the CAP will be studied by LSGC. The University of Aachen will construct two CAP's with methanol/LiBr as working media. A simulation model for CAP will also be developed by the University of Aachen.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts