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Energy analysis and optimization of a domestic refrigerator.

Author(s) : JAKOBSEN A.


The relationships between process irreversibilities and the COP of a household refrigerator are presented. The sources of the thermodynamic losses are identified and described mathematically from the laws of thermodynamics. The distribution of irreversibilities between the components is calculated using a simulation model. The interaction coefficients between the local irreversibilities and the overall system irreversibility are defined and analysed.

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  • Original title: Energy analysis and optimization of a domestic refrigerator.
  • Record ID : 1996-0916
  • Languages: English
  • Source: For a Better Quality of Life. 19th International Congress of Refrigeration.
  • Publication date: 1995/08/20
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