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A study of plastic evaporator for domestic freezer/refrigerator.

Number: pap. ID: 164

Author(s) : LEE J., LEE M., JEON S.


The preliminary experimental results of plastic evaporator study for home appliance application are presented. At first, an experimental study was carried out to investigate the frosting behavior of a thermally conductive plastic (PBT based resin) by comparing it with those of aluminum and plastic test specimens (PTFE based resin) in order to select new material for heat exchanger. It was found that the frosting behaviour on the plastic specimens with 1mm thickness was similar to those of aluminum but not pure PTFE. And finally, the authors conducted experiment to validate the applicability of plastic evaporator which is substitute for metal evaporator. The results show the similar performance. The most striking breakthrough is that involving the use of plastic material in order to reduce cost.

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  • Original title: A study of plastic evaporator for domestic freezer/refrigerator.
  • Record ID : 30001589
  • Languages: English
  • Source: Proceedings of the 23rd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration: Prague, Czech Republic, August 21-26, 2011. Overarching theme: Refrigeration for Sustainable Development.
  • Publication date: 2011/08/21


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