Performance Analysis of Solar Combined Ejector-Vapor Compression Cycle Using Environmental Friendly Refrigerants

  • A. B. Kasaeian Faculty of New Sciences & Technologies, University of Tehran
  • S. Daviran University of Tehran

Abstract

In this study, a new model of a solar combined ejector-vapor compression refrigeration system has been considered. The system is equipped with an internal heat exchanger to enhance the performance of the cycle. The effects of working fluid and operating conditions on the system performance including COP, entrainment ratio (ω), compression ratio (rp) and exergy efficiency were investigated. Some working fluids suggested are: R114, R141b, R123, R245fa, R600a, R365mfc, R1234ze(e) and R1234ze(z). The results show that R114 and R1234ze(e) yield the highest COP and exergy efficiency followed by R123, R245fa, R365mfc, R141b, R152a and R600a. It is noticed that the COP value of the new solar ejector-vapor compression refrigeration cycle is higher than that of the conventional ejector cycle with R1234ze(e) for all operating conditions. This paper also demonstrates that R1234ze(e) will be a suitable refrigerant in the solar combined ejector-vapor compression refrigeration system, due to its environmental friendly properties and better performance.

 

ABSTRAK: Kajian ini menganalisa model baru sistem penyejukan mampatan gabungan ejektor-wap solar.Sistem ini dilengkapi dengan penukar haba dalaman untuk meningkatkan prestasi kitaran.Kesan bendalir bekerja dan keadaan operasi pada prestasi sistem termasuk COP, nisbah pemerangkapan (ω), nisbah mampatan (rp) dan kecekapan eksergi telah disiasat.Beberapa bendalir bekerja yang dicadangkan adalah: R114, R141b, R123, R245fa, R600a, R365mfc, R1234ze(e) dan R1234ze(z).Hasil kajian menunjukkan R114 dan R1234ze(e) menghasilkan COP dan kecekapan eksergi tertinggi diikuti oleh R123, R245fa, R365mfc, R141b, R152a dan R600a.Didapati nilai COP kitaran penyejukan mampatan bagi ejektor-wap solar baru adalah lebih tinggi daripada kitaran ejektor konvensional dengan R1234ze(e) bagi semua keadaan operasi.Kertas kerja ini juga menunjukkan bahawa R1234ze(e) boleh menjadi penyejuk yang sesuai dalam sistem penyejukan mampatan gabungan ejektor -wap solar, kerana ianya mempunyai prestasi yang lebih baik serta sifatnya yang lebih mesra alam sekitar.

 

KEYWORDS: environmental friendly refrigerants; solar combined ejector-vapor compression cycle; R1234ze(e)

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Author Biography

A. B. Kasaeian, Faculty of New Sciences & Technologies, University of Tehran
Assistant Professor, Department of Renewable Energies
Published
2013-03-04
How to Cite
Kasaeian, A. B., & Daviran, S. (2013). Performance Analysis of Solar Combined Ejector-Vapor Compression Cycle Using Environmental Friendly Refrigerants. IIUM Engineering Journal, 14(1). https://doi.org/10.31436/iiumej.v14i1.302
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