Title: Energy and exergy analysis of R22 and its alternatives in a vapour compression refrigeration system

Authors: Tayfun Menlik; Ahmet Demircioğlu; Musa Galip Özkaya

Addresses: Faculty of Technology, Energy Systems Engineering Department, Gazi University, Teknikokullar, 06503 Ankara, Turkey ' Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences, Gazi University, Milas Sokak No:15 06500 Teknikokullar Ankara, Turkey ' Faculty of Technical Education, Mechanical Education Department, Gazi University, Teknikokullar, 06503 Ankara, Turkey

Abstract: In this paper, energy and exergy analyses and performance comparison of R22 and its alternatives, R407C and R410A, in a vapour compression refrigeration system (VCRS) have been presented. For this aim, detailed first law (energy) and second law (exergy) analysis of these three refrigerants have been performed. Analyses have been performed for different evaporator (range of -40°C to 0°C with 5°C intervals), condenser (range of 40°C to 55°C with 5°C intervals), subcooling/superheating (range of 0°C to 10°C with 2°C intervals) and dead state temperatures (range of 20°C to 30°C with 5°C intervals). It is observed from results that R407C is a better alternate to R22 than R410A. The worst component of VCRS observed from the analyses is condenser.

Keywords: energy analysis; exergy analysis; vapour compression refrigeration; R22; R407C; R410A; performance evaluation; thermodynamics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEX.2013.052568

International Journal of Exergy, 2013 Vol.12 No.1, pp.11 - 30

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 11 Mar 2013 *

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