Performance assessment of an R-134A domestic dehumidifier retrofitted with a hydrocarbon mixture

Ching Song Jwo, Lung Yue Jeng, Tun-Ping Teng

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-497
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Green Energy
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 1

Keywords

  • Dehumidifier
  • Hydrocarbon refrigerant
  • R-600aR-290 mixed refrigerant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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