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Evaluation of a condenser based on mini-channels technology working with R410A and R32. Experimental data and performance estimate

Alejandro López-Belchí and Fernando Illán-Gómez

Applied Energy, 2017, vol. 202, issue C, 112-124

Abstract: In this paper, R32 is investigated as a replacement refrigerant for R410A. The Global Warming Potential (GWP) of R32 is only 675, 32% of that of R410Awhich has a GWP of 2088. Theoretical and experimental investigations are carried out on the performance of the condensation process within a mini-channel tube. Mini-channel heat exchangers technology allows reducing refrigerant charge and lets use flammable refrigerants. Due to the aspect ratio, high heat transfer coefficients are also registered.

Keywords: Two-phase flows; Mini-channels; R410A; R32; GWP; Energy efficiency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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