This study presents thermodynamic analysis and optimization of single effect LiCl-H2O absorption cooling
system. Thermodynamic models are employed in engineering equation solver to compute the optimum
performance parameters. In this study, cut off temperature to operate system has been obtained at various
operating temperatures. Analysis depicts that on 3.59 % rise in evaporator temperature, the required cut-off
temperature decreased by 12.51%. By realistic comparison between thermodynamic first and second law
analysis, optimum generator temperature relative to energy and exergy based prospective has been evaluated.
It is found that optimum generator temperature is strong function of evaporator and condenser
temperature. Thus, it is feasible to find out optimum generator temperature for various combinations of
evaporator and condenser temperatures. Contour plots of optimum generator temperature for several
combinations of condenser and absorber temperatures have been also depicted.