Synthetic and natural refrigerants: recent developments.

Refrigeranti sintetici e naturali: recenti sviluppi.

Author(s) : SPATZ M., VINK T. G. A.

Type of article: Article, Review


This article is the Italian translation of an article presented at the IIR meeting in Castá Papiernicka, Czech Republic (see the Bulletin of the IIR, reference 2009-2246). In response to regulatory requirements, notably in the EU and California, a new class of synthetic fluids is in development to meet concerns over the relatively high GWP values of the current refrigerants in use. This article compares data on these synthetic low GWP fluids with those for fluids categorised as "natural refrigerants". Physico-chemical and thermodynamic properties, environmental footprint, safety, economic and performance characteristics are considered.


  • Original title: Refrigeranti sintetici e naturali: recenti sviluppi.
  • Record ID : 2010-1056
  • Languages: Italian
  • Subject: HFCs alternatives
  • Source: IIF-IIR/Ind. Form. - vol. 34 - n. 338
  • Publication date: 2010


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