This study evaluates the feasibility and coefficient of performance of a domestic dehumidifier when its refrigerant is changed from R-134a to R-600a/R-290 mixed refrigerant (50:50 by mass). Without changing any dehumidifier components, experimental results demonstrate that superior performance characteristics can be achieved with 67.5 g of HC refrigerant, which is only 50% of the original mass of the R-134a refrigerant. Generally, the refrigerant in domestic dehumidifiers can be changed from R-134a to a R-600a/R-290 refrigerant mixture, and the ozone depletion potential and global warming potential are negligible when compared with those of the R-134a refrigerant.
- Hydrocarbon refrigerant
- R-600aR-290 mixed refrigerant
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment