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IJR highlights: review of low-GWP alternative refrigerants

In a recent review article based on over 60 published studies and published in the International Journal of Refrigeration, Chinese researchers have compared nearly 40 alternative low-GWP refrigerants in terms of performance, refrigerating capacity, safety and environmental impact. 



The existing low GWP refrigerants have been divided into two categories: pure refrigerants and mixed refrigerants. Pure refrigerants can be divided into three types:

  • HFCs with medium and low GWP, such as R32, R152a, R161, etc.;
  • HFOs and HCFOs, ...

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