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Robert Taylor

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Robert A. Taylor
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Solar-powered absorption chillers: a comprehensive and critical review

Solar heating and cooling (SHC) systems are currently under rapid development and deployment due to their potential to reduce fossil fuel use and to alleviate greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector – a sector which is responsible for ∼40% of the world energy use...
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Concentrated solar thermal systems and absorption HVAC systems

The project aimed to explore the feasibility of using solar thermal collectors to drive single, double, and triple effect absorption chillers.
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A comprehensive, multi-objective optimization of solar-powered absorption chiller systems for air-conditioning applications

Solar heating and cooling (SHC) systems are currently under rapid development and deployment due to their potential to reduce the use of fossil fuel resources and to alleviate greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector – a sector which is responsible for ~40% of the...
Journal article

Multi-objective optimization of a solar-powered triple-effect absorption chiller for air-conditioning applications

In this paper, a detailed simulation model of a solar-powered triple-effect LiBr–H2O absorption chiller is developed to supply both cooling and heating demand of a large-scale building, aiming to reduce the fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in building sector. TRNSYS 17 is used...
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Multi-effect absorption chillers powered by the sun: reality or reverie

The feasibility of solar-powered multi-effect LiBr-H2O absorption chillers is investigated under different climate conditions, and three configurations of solar absorption chillers are proposed with respect to the type of the chiller. In the first configuration, a single-effect absorption chiller is coupled with evacuated tube collectors...