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Experimental Determination of Forced Convection Evaporative Heat Transfer Coefficients for Nonazeotropic Refrigerant Mixtures

Published

Author(s)

R Radermacher, H. Ross, David Didion

Abstract

A number of experiments were conducted in the 1960's to determine the two phase heat transfer coefficient of pure refrigerants. Recently energy conservation requirements spurred interest in nonazeotropic refrigerant mixtures, because such mixtures can improve theoretically the COP of certain refrigerant cycles. The two phase heat transfer coefficient of such mixtures under forced convection conditions is virtually unknown. An experimental rig has been constructed to investigate where it is possible to predict the heat transfer coefficient of the mixture based on the coefficients of the components. Initially data was taken on R-22 and compared to literature data and to existing predictive correlations. Good agreement was found with the literature's data on forced convection, single phase heat transfer correlations, and some to two phase evaporative correlations. Single phase,heating and two phase boiling experiments were conducted then on R22 and R22 individual and in various mixture concentrations. The results of these tests are reported in the paper.
Proceedings Title
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Conference Dates
November 1, 1983
Conference Title
Winter Annual Meeting

Keywords

refrigerants, forced convection, heat transfer, mixtures, experiments, conservation, heating, data analysis

Citation

Radermacher, R. , Ross, H. and Didion, D. (1983), Experimental Determination of Forced Convection Evaporative Heat Transfer Coefficients for Nonazeotropic Refrigerant Mixtures, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=910786 (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created November 1, 1983, Updated February 19, 2017