Impact of a thermoelectric subcooler heat exchanger on a carbon dioxide transcritical refrigeration facility


Год: 2022Язык: АнглийскийТип: Статьи
To improve the performance of vapour compression refrigeration cycles, the inclusion of a thermoelectric subcooler for low-medium power units has been the focus of recent studies due to its robustness, compactness and simplicity of operation. In thermoelectric systems, it has been demonstrated that the heat exchangers used in the hot and cold side of the thermoelectric modules have a critical impact in the performance of the system. This influence has not yet been studied for thermoelectric subcooling systems in vapour compression cycles. This work, for the first time, evaluates the impact that the heat exchangers of a thermoelectric subcooler, included in a transcritical carbon dioxide refrigeration cycle, have, in the performance of the refrigeration cycle. The influence is quantified in terms of: optimum working conditions, coefficient of performance and cooling capacity. The results show that, through an optimization of the heat exchangers of the thermoelectric subcooler, the performance improvements on the coefficient of performance using this technology are boosted from 11.96 to 14.75% and the upgrade in the cooling capacity of the system rises from 21.4 to 26.3%. Moreover, the optimum gas-cooler working pressure of the system is reduced and the optimum voltage supplied to the thermoelectric modules increases.
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логотип ЭлДжиТи Рус
логотип Спектропласт
логотип Техностиль
логотип Технофрост
логотип Север-М
логотип Ридан
логотип Техноватт
логотип КриоФрост
логотип Международная академия холода
логотип Россоюзхолодпром
логотип Фригопоинт
логотип Фриготехника