A cooling and desalination system, and a method for concurrent cooling and desalination are provided. The cooling and desalination system includes a humidification-dehumidification (HDH) system including a humidifier for humidifying a carrier gas using saline water, and a dehumidifier for dehumidifying the carrier gas to obtain desalinated water. The cooling and desalination system further includes a vapor-absorption refrigeration (VAR) system including an evaporator for evaporating a refrigerant and providing cooling effect, an absorber for absorbing the refrigerant by an absorbent, a desorber for heating the refrigerant and the absorbent to obtain vapors of the refrigerant, and a condenser for condensing the vapors of the refrigerant. Herein, the HDH system and the VAR system are connected at the absorber and the condenser so that the carrier gas, after passing through the humidifier, is configured to absorb heat from the absorber and the condenser, before entering the dehumidifier.
|Published - 19 Sep 2023