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Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerant Blends for HFC-134a: Interim Report

October 13, 2021
Author(s)
Piotr A. Domanski, Mark O. McLinden, Valeri I. Babushok, Ian Bell, Tara Fortin, Michael Hegetschweiler, Mark A. Kedzierski, Dennis Kim, Lingnan Lin, Gregory T. Linteris, Stephanie L. Outcalt, Richard A. Perkins, Aaron Rowane, Harrison Skye
This project addresses the objectives of the Statement of Need number WPSON-17-20 "No/Low Global Warming Potential Alternatives to Ozone Depleting Refrigerants." Its goal is to identify and demonstrate performance of low global-warming-potential (GWP), non

REFLEAK: NIST Leak/Recharge Simulation Model for Refrigerant Blends

May 8, 2020
Author(s)
J S. Brown, Piotr A. Domanski, Riccardo Brignoli, Young J. Yoon
REFLEAK simulates leak and recharge processes for refrigerant zeotropic blends. This Windows- based simulation model provides an easy-to-use package that allows estimation of composition changes of zeotropic blends in leak and recharge processes for either

Options for Low-GWP Refrigerants

November 6, 2019
Author(s)
Mark O. McLinden, Andrei F. Kazakov, J S. Brown, Riccardo Brignoli, Ian H. Bell, Piotr A. Domanski
We summarize a systematic examination of possible low-GWP (global warming potential) replacements for the HFC (hydrofluorocarbon) refrigerants currently used in small air-conditioning systems. The methodology identified the optimal thermodynamic parameters

Screening for Next Generation Refrigerants

August 26, 2019
Author(s)
Piotr A. Domanski
The availability of refrigerants having low global warming potential (GWP) varies between different applications as it is demonstrated by four system types. Unitary air conditioning (high-pressure application) presents a particularly difficult challenge

The hunt for refrigerant blends to replace R-134a

August 1, 2019
Author(s)
Ian H. Bell, Piotr A. Domanski, Gregory T. Linteris, Mark O. McLinden
We investigated refrigerant blends as possible low GWP (global warming potential) alternatives for R-134a in an air-conditioning application. We carried out an extensive screening of the binary, ternary, and four-component blends possible among a list of

Optimization of Air-to-Refrigerant Evaporator with Low-GWP Refrigerants

June 23, 2019
Author(s)
Piotr A. Domanski
An analytical evaluation of the performance of low-GWP refrigerants in a finned-tube evaporator used for residential cooling applications will be presented. The study employed an evolutionary-computation optimization module to examine the effect of a

CYCLE_D: NIST Vapor Compression Cycle Design Program, Version 6.0; User's Guide

November 19, 2018
Author(s)
Piotr A. Domanski, J S. Brown, Eric W. Lemmon
The CYCLE_D package simulates vapor compression refrigeration cycles that use pure refrigerants or blends of refrigerants. The model can simulate a basic subcritical or transcritical refrigeration cycle, both with or without a liquid-line/suction-line heat

Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerant Blends for HFC-134a

September 7, 2018
Author(s)
Piotr A. Domanski, Mark O. McLinden, Ian H. Bell, Gregory T. Linteris
The goal of this study was to identify non-flammable, non-toxic, low global-warming-potential (GWP) replacements for HFC-134a in an air-conditioning system that would maintain the energy efficiency and capacity. A prior exhaustive work demonstrated that

Review of Refrigerants Evolution

June 20, 2018
Author(s)
Piotr A. Domanski, Mark O. McLinden, Andrei F. Kazakov, J S. Brown, Riccardo Brignoli, Jaehyeok Heo, Janusz Wojtusiak
The presentation discusses the application of refrigerants from the beginnings of ‘artificial cold’ in the era of industrial revolution to the currently used fluids, and the refrigerant options in response to environmental concerns. The outlook for new

Low-GWP Refrigerants; Options and Issues

April 12, 2018
Author(s)
Piotr A. Domanski, Riccardo Brignoli, J S. Brown, Andrei F. Kazakov, Mark O. McLinden
This research explored the possibilities for refrigerants having low global warming potential (GWP) with a particular focus on high-pressure applications. The search for suitable refrigerants relied on screening of a comprehensive database using filters of

LOW-GWP REFRIGERANTS FOR MEDIUM AND HIGH-PRESSURE APPLICATIONS

September 19, 2017
Author(s)
Piotr A. Domanski, Riccardo Brignoli, S J. Brown, Andrei F. Kazakov, Mark O. McLinden
The merits of an alternative refrigerant are established based on many attributes including environmental acceptance, chemical stability in the refrigeration system, low toxicity, flammability, efficiency and volumetric capacity. In an earlier work, these

LOW-GWP REFRIGERANTS: PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION TRADEOFFS

April 23, 2017
Author(s)
Piotr A. Domanski, Riccardo Brignoli, J S. Brown, Andrei F. Kazakov, Mark O. McLinden
The merits of an alternative refrigerant are established based on many attributes including environmental acceptance, chemical stability in the refrigeration system, low toxicity, flammability, efficiency and volumetric capacity. In an earlier work, these

Limited options for low-global-warming-potential refrigerants

February 17, 2017
Author(s)
Mark O. McLinden, J S. Brown, Riccardo Brignoli, Andrei F. Kazakov, Piotr A. Domanski
Hydrofluorocarbons, currently used as refrigerants in air-conditioning systems, are potent greenhouse gases, and their contribution to climate change is projected to increase. Future use of the hydrofluorocarbons will be phased down and, thus, replacement

Optimized Air-to-Refrigerant Heat Exchanger With Low-GWP Refrigerants

August 21, 2016
Author(s)
Piotr A. Domanski, Hong Hyun Cho
This paper presents an analytical evaluation of the performance of low-GWP refrigerants in a finned-tube evaporator used for residential cooling applications. The study employed an evolutionary-computation optimization module to examine the effect of a