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SIMULATION RESULTS OF SINGLE REFRIGERANTS FOR USE IN A DUAL-CIRCUIT REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER

Citation:

Bare*, J C. SIMULATION RESULTS OF SINGLE REFRIGERANTS FOR USE IN A DUAL-CIRCUIT REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER. JOURNAL OF THE AIR & WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION 42(2):185-186, (1992).

Impact/Purpose:

Journal Article

Description:

The paper reviews the refrigerant/freezer (RF) design and refrigerant selection process that is necessary to design an energy efficient RF that does not use fully halogenated chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). EPA is interested in phasing out CFCs in RFs to minimize stratospheric ozone depletion while simultaneously making RFs more energy efficient to minimize global warming. Dual-circuit RFs have been shown to have a theoretical advantage over single-evaporator RFs, since evaporation may occur at a higher pressure in the fresh food loop of a dual-circuit system. Single refrigerants were simulated in a computer model to determine the optimum pure refrigerant in each of the two separate freezer and fresh food loops. R-152a was determined to be the optimum single refrigerant in the freezer, and R-142b and R-152a were determined to be the optimum single refrigerants in the fresh food section. With the assumptions made, theoretical energy savings of up to 23% are possible. The ideal RF should be safe, energy efficient, and inexpensive. A copy is available from NTIS as PB92153790.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 02/01/1992
Record Last Revised: 03/12/2009
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 96145

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION