In this chapter, energy and entransy analyses are applied to a single stage absorption refrigeration system, the entransy dissipation rate and entransy-dissipation based thermal resistance rate of each component, as well as the system performance on a series of operating conditions, are calculated. The results of the entransy dissipation rate and corresponding thermal resistance analysis can be applied as a useful tool for evaluation and improvement of the absorption refrigeration system. It provides a simple and effective method to identify how to decrease the thermal resistance and increase the heat transfer efficiency at different devices and where a given design should be modified for the best performance.

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Keywords Absorption refrigeration system, Ammonia, Coefficient of performance (COP), Desorption, Entransy, Heat transfer
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Gu, J, & Gan, Z. (Zhongxue). (2014). Application of Entransy Theory in Absorption Refrigeration System. In Entransy in Phase-Change Systems (pp. 41–56). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-07428-3_4