1st Edition

Solar Cooling Technologies

ISBN 9781138060173
Published October 8, 2018 by CRC Press
449 Pages 25 Color & 205 B/W Illustrations

USD $174.95

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Book Description

Solar Cooling Technologies presents a detailed study of the potential technologies for coupling solar energy and cooling systems.

Unifies all the various power based solar techniques into one book, investigates tri-generation schemes for maximization of cooling efficiency, especially for small scale applications and offers direct comparison of all possible technologies of solar cooling

Includes detailed numerical investigations for potential cooling applications

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
  2. 1.1 Global energy production and resources

    1.2 Solar energy

    1.3 Refrigeration applications

    1.4 Refrigerants

    1.5 Solar cooling status

    1.6 References

  3. Thermodynamic Cycles for Solar Cooling
  4. 2.1 Carnot cycle for refrigeration

    2.2 Mechanical refrigeration main components

    2.3 Vapor compression cycle

    2.4 Absorption cooling cycle

    2.5 Adsorption cooling cycle

    2.6 Desiccant cooling cycle

    2.7 Organic Rankine Cycle

    2.8 Supercritical CO2 cycle

    2.9 References

  5. Solar thermal collectors
  6. 3.1 Non-concentrating solar collectors

    3.2 Concentrating solar collectors

    3.3 Collector applications

    3.4 References

  7. Photovoltaic driven heat pumps
  8. 4.1 Photovoltaic systems

    4.2 Solar electric chillers

    4.3 Photovoltaic-Thermal systems

    4.4 References

  9. Absorption cooling heat pumps
  10. 5.1 Absorption applications and performance data

    5.2 Solar cooling with absorption chillers

    5.3 Process model

    5.4 References

  11. Adsorption cooling heat pumps
  12. 6.1 Adsorbents

    6.2 Adsorption refrigerants

    6.3 Adsorption working pairs

    6.4 Adsorption chiller applications

    6.5 Solar cooling with adsorption chillers

    6.6 Overview of reported in literature adsorption systems

    6.7 Process model

    6.8 Model solution and results

    6.9 Adsorption cooling applications

    6.10 References

  13. Alternative and hybrid cooling systems
  14. 7.1 Alternative cooling systems

    7.2 Hybrid cooling systems

    7.3 Hybrid solar cooling systems

    7.4 References

  15. Trigeneration systems
  16. 8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Literature review

    8.3 Case study: the BioTRIC trigeneration system

    8.4 Conclusions

    8.5 References

  17. Solar desiccant cooling
  18. 9.1 Evaporative cooling

    9.2 Dehumidifiers/regenerators

    9.3 Solid desiccant cooling

    9.4 Liquid desiccant cooling

    9.5 Coupling with solar setups

    9.6 Solar driven desiccant cooling applications

    9.7 References

  19. Thermal energy storage
  20. 10.1 Sensible thermal energy storage (STES)

    10.2 Latent energy storage (LTES)

    10.3 Thermochemical energy storage (TCS)

    10.4 References

  21. Economic evaluation of solar cooling technologies

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Overview of solar cooling technologies

11.3 Literature review of solar cooling economic evaluation studies

11.4 Compilation of cost data of solar cooling technologies

11.5 Economic evaluation case studies

11.6 Conclusions

11.7 References


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Sotirios Karellas is an Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), visiting Professor at the Technische Universität München and at the Universität Bayreuth in Germany, specialist on energy systems, energy storage, solar-thermal energy, biomass, ORC technology, decentralized energy systems, heat pumps, and tri-generation systems. He has over 100 relevant publications in scientific Journals and Conferences. He is currently supervising 6 Ph.D. students at NTUA working in the field of energy production/conversion. He has participated in a high number of projects in NTUA (2006-present) and in Technische Universität München (2001-2006), having both technical and coordination responsibilities. He has significant industrial experience in power production plants, co/tri-generation systems, heat pumps and chillers. He is full member of the editorial board of 5 scientific journals dealing with energy systems and renewable energy sources.

Tryfon C. Roumpedakis is a M.Sc. Mechanical Engineer. He graduated from the School of Mechanical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 2014. In 2016 completed his Master studies in Power Production and Management, in School of Electrical Engineering of National Technical University of Athens. At the time, is on due to pursue his second master degree in Mechanical Engineering (specialization of Sustainable Processes and Energy Technologies) in TU Delft, Netherlands. During 2014-2015 he had been working in the laboratory of Steam Boilers and Thermal Plants of the National Technical University of Athens as a research engineer, where at the moment is collaborating as an external associate in projects relevant to his specialization. His main fields of expertise are Organic Rankine Cycle and Refrigeration technologies.

Nikolaos Tzouganatos received his M.Eng. degree from the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens in 2010 and his M.Sc. degree in Energy Science & Technology from ETH Zurich in 2012. In October 2016, he received his Ph.D. degree from the Dept. of Mechanical and Process Engineering of ETH Zurich. He performed his doctoral research at the Solar Technology Laboratory of the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland in the field of solar thermochemistry and, particularly, on solar reactor development for zinc recycling and other metallurgical processes. Part of his work has been performed in close collaboration with the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) during his research visit at the National Solar Energy Centre in Newcastle, Australia in 2014.