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Hydrocarbons as refrigerants in domestic refrigerators.

Author(s) : GUNTHER E.


The author argues that hydrocarbons are outstanding alternatives, whose particular advantage is in the possibility of further using existing production facilities for compressors and household refrigerating appliances, without radical technical changes being necessary. Hydrocarbons, whether a propane-isobutane mixture or pure isobutane, guarantee better energy behaviour, on account of the substances' properties and parameters. Safety in the manufacturing and maintenance of refrigerators remains a challenging task.

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  • Original title: Hydrocarbons as refrigerants in domestic refrigerators.
  • Record ID : 1995-2126
  • Languages: English
  • Source: New Applications of Natural Working Fluids in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Publication date: 1994/05/10
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