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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2010 Vol.11 No.2 P.115-127


Performance of a single-stage Linde-Hampson refrigerator operating with binary refrigerants at the temperature level of −60 °C

Author(s):  Qin WANG, Kang CUI, Teng-fei SUN, Fu-sheng CHEN, Guang-ming CHEN, Kang CUI

Affiliation(s):  State Key Laboratory of Clean Energy Utilization, Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   gmchen@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Linde-Hampson, Binary refrigerant, Refrigerator, Performance, Optimization

Qin WANG, Kang CUI, Teng-fei SUN, Fu-sheng CHEN, Guang-ming CHEN, Kang CUI. Performance of a single-stage Linde-Hampson refrigerator operating with binary refrigerants at the temperature level of −60 °C[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2010, 11(2): 115-127.

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The optimization of the performance of a single-stage linde-Hampson refrigerator (LHR) operating with six different binary refrigerants (R23/R134a, R23/R227ea, R23/R236ea, R170/R290, R170/R600a and R170/R600) with ozone depletion potentials (ODPs) of zero was conducted using a new approach at the temperature level of 60 °C. Among these binary refrigerants, the 0.55 and the 0.6 mole fractions of R23 for R23/R236ea are the most prospective nonflammable ones for the medium and low suction pressure compressors, respectively. For these two kinds of compressors, the 0.6 and the 0.65 mole fractions of R170 for R170/R600, respectively, are the most prospective binary refrigerants with low global warming potentials (GWPs). The results of optimization of pressure levels indicate that the optimum low pressure value for coefficients of performance (COP) is achieved when the minimum temperature differences occur at both the hot and the cold ends of the recuperator at a specified composition and pressure ratio. Two useful new parameters, the entropy production per unit heat recuperated and the ratio of heat recuperating capacity to the power consumption of the compression, were introduced to analyze the exergy loss ratio in the recuperator. The new approach employed in this paper also suggests a promising application even to the optimization of the performance with multi-component refrigerants.

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