Absorption refrigeration with membranes – ecological and efficient
Aim of the Berlin company mattes engineering GmbH is to use membrane modules in the absorption cryogenics henceforth in order to open up new application fields with that energetically and ecologically favourable cryogenics. Scientists of the Institute for Technical Thermodynamics and Thermal Procedure Technology (ITT) in Stuttgart succeeded in replacing conventional tube bundle absorbers through polymeric membrane modules. They developed an absorber model from micro-porous polymeric hollow fiber membranes. The specific extensive surface of the modules leads to clearly smaller absorbers. Disruptions hardly influence the capability of the procedure. The technology is attractive where waste heat is available to heat desorbers like in utility vehicles, yachts or campers. Task of another attempt phase is to open up further concrete application fields for the membrane absorption technology.