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Main Title: Exergetic and Economic Evaluation of a Transcritical Heat-Driven Compression Refrigeration System with CO2 as the Working Fluid under Hot Climatic Conditions
Author(s): Luo, Jing
Morosuk, Tatiana
Tsatsaronis, George
Tashtoush, Bourhan
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: The purpose of this research is to evaluate a transcritical heat-driven compression refrigeration machine with CO2 as the working fluid from thermodynamic and economic viewpoints. Particular attention was paid to air-conditioning applications under hot climatic conditions. The system was simulated by Aspen HYSYS® (AspenTech, Bedford, MA, USA) and optimized by automation based on a genetic algorithm for achieving the highest exergetic efficiency. In the case of producing only refrigeration, the scenario with the ambient temperature of 35 °C and the evaporation temperature of 5 °C showed the best performance with 4.7% exergetic efficiency, while the exergetic efficiency can be improved to 22% by operating the system at the ambient temperature of 45 °C and the evaporation temperature of 5 °C if the available heating capacity within the gas cooler is utilized (cogeneration operation conditions). Besides, an economic analysis based on the total revenue requirement method was given in detail.
Issue Date: 28-Nov-2019
Date Available: 13-Jan-2020
DDC Class: 600 Technik, Technologie
Subject(s): transcritical heat-driven refrigeration machine
carbon dioxide
exergy analysis
economic analysis
Journal Title: Entropy
Publisher: MDPI
Publisher Place: Basel
Volume: 21
Issue: 12
Article Number: 1164
Publisher DOI: 10.3390/e21121164
EISSN: 1099-4300
Appears in Collections:FG Exergiebasierte Methoden für kältetechnische Systeme » Publications

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