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RP1002: Report: 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.  While it was originally scheduled to include experiments and a demonstration system with a commercial partner, the partner stopped trading in Australia before the project commenced.  Thus, the project became much smaller, with a budget only for a PhD top-up scholarship. Despite this, a lot of new knowledge was gained through the insights of the PhD student, Ali Shirazi, who has now gone on to work a postdoctoral researcher at the Australian National University. Thus, although the project had limited commercial outputs, it did produce ~10 peer-reviewed publications.

Report: Concentrated Solar Thermal Systems and Absorption HVAC Systems (570651 PDF)

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RP1002: Concentrated Solar Thermal Systems and Absorption Hvac Systems