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|Main Title||Performance of Hydrocarbons in a Household Refrigerator/Freezer.|
|Author||Baskin, E. ; Perry, R. B. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Refrigerants ; Hydrocarbons ; Environmental chemical substitutes ; Butanes ; 2-Methylpropane ; Propane ; Refrigerators ; Freezers ; Refrigeration systems ; Cooling systems ; Appliances ; Performance evaluation ; Thermal efficiency ; Energy efficiency ; Alternatives ; Environmental impacts ; Ozone depletion ; Chlorofluorocarbons ; Air pollution abatement ; Reprints ; CFC-12|
The paper discusses the performance of hydrocarbons in a household refrigerator/freezer (R/F). It focuses on the utilization of specific hydrocarbons (propane and isobutane) as drop-in replacements for CFC-12 in household R/Fs. Results from this experimental work can be extrapolated to R/F applications in developing countries. The charge and capillary tube length have been optimized for CFC-12 and each hydrocarbon composition; no other modifications were made to the R/F. Numerical evaluations show that several compositions come near to the performance of CFC-12. Also, experimental evaluation shows that some hydrocarbon compositions' energy consumption is equal to or less than that of CFC-12 (i.e., 60/40%, 70/30%, and 80/20% by weight of isobutane/propane).