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Title: Rotary Vapor Compression Cycle Final Report.

Abstract

While there are several heat pump technologies such thermoelectric, adsorption and magnetocaloric cycles, the oldest and most widely used is the vapor compression cycle (VCC). Currently, thermoelectric cycles have not yet achieved efficiencies nor cooling capacities comparable to VCCs. Adsorption cycles offer the benefit of using low-quality heat as the energy input, but are significantly more complex and expensive and are therefore limited to certain niche applications. Magnetocaloric cycles are still in the research phase. Consequently, improvements made for VCCs will likely have the most immediate and encompassing impact. The objective of this work is to develop an alternative VCC topology to reduce the above inefficiencies.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Creative Thermal Solutions, Urbana, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Program (EE-2J)
OSTI Identifier:
1426402
Report Number(s):
SAND-2018-2330R
661136
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Kariya, Arthur, Staats, Wayne, Koplow, Jeffrey P., Wujek, Scott, Elbel, Stefan, and Hrnjak, Pega. Rotary Vapor Compression Cycle Final Report.. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1426402.
Kariya, Arthur, Staats, Wayne, Koplow, Jeffrey P., Wujek, Scott, Elbel, Stefan, & Hrnjak, Pega. Rotary Vapor Compression Cycle Final Report.. United States. doi:10.2172/1426402.
Kariya, Arthur, Staats, Wayne, Koplow, Jeffrey P., Wujek, Scott, Elbel, Stefan, and Hrnjak, Pega. Thu . "Rotary Vapor Compression Cycle Final Report.". United States. doi:10.2172/1426402. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1426402.
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author = {Kariya, Arthur and Staats, Wayne and Koplow, Jeffrey P. and Wujek, Scott and Elbel, Stefan and Hrnjak, Pega},
abstractNote = {While there are several heat pump technologies such thermoelectric, adsorption and magnetocaloric cycles, the oldest and most widely used is the vapor compression cycle (VCC). Currently, thermoelectric cycles have not yet achieved efficiencies nor cooling capacities comparable to VCCs. Adsorption cycles offer the benefit of using low-quality heat as the energy input, but are significantly more complex and expensive and are therefore limited to certain niche applications. Magnetocaloric cycles are still in the research phase. Consequently, improvements made for VCCs will likely have the most immediate and encompassing impact. The objective of this work is to develop an alternative VCC topology to reduce the above inefficiencies.},
doi = {10.2172/1426402},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}

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