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Experimental investigation of moderately high temperature water source heat pump with non-azeotropic refrigerant mixtures

Shengjun Zhang, Huaixin Wang and Tao Guo

Applied Energy, 2010, vol. 87, issue 5, 1554-1561

Abstract: Experimental investigations were carried out on non-azeotropic refrigerant mixtures, named M1A (mass fraction of 20%R152a and 80%R245fa), M1B (mass fraction of 37% R152a and 63%R245fa) and M1C (mass fraction of 50%R152a and 50%R245fa), based on a water-to-water heat pump system in the condensing temperature range of 70-90 °C with a cycle temperature lift of 45 °C. Performance of R245fa was tested for comparison. Unfair factors in experimental comparative evaluation research with the same apparatus were identified and corrected. Experimental cycle performance of the mixtures were tested and compared with improved experimental assessment methodology. The results show that all of the mixtures deliver higher discharge temperature, higher heating capacity, higher COP and higher [epsilon]h,c than R245fa. M1B presents the most excellent cycle performance and is recommended as working fluid for moderate/high temperature heat pump.

Keywords: Moderate/high; temperature; heat; pump; Near-fair; experimental; assessment; methodology; Refrigerant; mixtures (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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