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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.
Publisher 1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/A-94/128;
Stock Number PB94-190964
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
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NTIS  PB94-190964 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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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).