A comparative study on the performance and environmental characteristics of R-410A and R-22 residential air conditioners.

Author(s) : CHEN W.

Type of article: Article

Summary

R-410A is a long-term alternative refrigerant with zero ODP (ozone-depleting-potential) for replacing R-22. In this paper, four sets of comparable R-410A and R-22 split-type residential A/C (air conditioners) were developed and then their performance was comparatively studied using one simulation software. The A/C performance compared in this paper included the cooling capacity, EER (energy efficiency ratio), annual power consumption of A/C and the global warming impact of refrigerants adopted by the A/C. It was concluded that the adoption of R-410A could be helpful for A/C to decrease their heat exchanger size or improve their operation efficiency for power saving. Moreover, compared to R-22, R-410A could in fact help alleviate its overall impact on global warming through significantly reducing the indirect global warming impact caused by operating R-410A A/C. [Reprinted with permission from Elsevier. Copyright, 2007].

Details

  • Original title: A comparative study on the performance and environmental characteristics of R-410A and R-22 residential air conditioners.
  • Record ID : 2008-0523
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: Environment
  • Source: Applied thermal Engineering - vol. 28 - n. 1
  • Publication date: 2008/01

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