The energy efficiency of refrigerants: an assessment based on thermophysical properties

J.S. Fleming

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Abstract

A method is presented which ranks single fluid refrigerants in order of thermodynamic effectiveness. Blends can be included in the ranking if their viscosity is adjusted to account for blend constituent interactions. This is achieved by the empirical use of molecular acentricity and dipole moment values for the constituent fluids. Only public domain property data are needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-242
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Refrigeration
Volume58
Early online date25 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015

Keywords

  • effectiveness
  • ranking
  • refrigerants
  • thermal

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