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.
RP1002: Concentrated Solar Thermal Systems and Absorption Hvac Systems