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The estimation of energy efficiency for hybrid refrigeration system

Wiesław Gazda and Joachim Kozioł

Applied Energy, 2013, vol. 101, issue C, 49-57

Abstract: The concept of the air blast-cryogenic freezing method (ABCF) is based on an innovative hybrid refrigeration system with one common cooling space. The hybrid cooling system consists of a vapor compression refrigeration system and a cryogenic refrigeration system. The prototype experimental setup for this method on the laboratory scale is discussed. The application of the results of experimental investigations and the theoretical–empirical model makes it possible to calculate the cooling capacity as well as the final and primary energy use in the hybrid system. The energetic analysis has been carried out for the operating modes of the refrigerating systems for the required temperatures inside the cooling chamber of −5°C, −10°C and −15°C. For the estimation of the energy efficiency the coefficient of performance COP and the primary energy ratio PER for the hybrid refrigeration system are proposed. A comparison of these coefficients for the vapor compression refrigeration and the cryogenic refrigeration system has also been presented.

Keywords: Hybrid refrigeration system; Coefficients of performance; Primary energy ratio; Air blast-cryogenic freezing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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