Many industrial sectors reject heat to the atmosphere in the form of hot water with a temperature between 40° and 70°C. This low grade heat can be upgraded by using a vapor absorption heat transformer (AHT). The present study considers a single stage AHT with binary mixture of NH3–H2O as the working fluid. The performance characteristics of the system have been evaluated by solving the governing mass and energy balance equations using a digital computer. It is found that the permissible range of concentration across the absorber is 0.04<ΔX<0.075 for the following operating conditions:
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