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Sustainable CO2 Refregeration

Why use CO² as a refrigerant?
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Why CO² Refrigeration

There are several national and international programs that regulate refrigerants, one of those being the European F-gas regulation, which was passed in 2006.
The F-gas rule significantly reduces the amount of fluorocarbons that are sold in the European Union (EU) by dramatically phasing them down.
Facts:

  • As a result of the Kigali amendment more and more countries are stepping up legislative efforts to limit the use of HFCs (China, India, and other developing country).
  • Upcoming Montreal Protocol meetings will determine funding guidelines for developing countries;
  • USA – how HFCs will be treated remains to be seen
  • California will advance its legislation nevertheless – scientific assessment of possible measures currently ongoing
  • Canada Implementing HFC phase down until 2030 and introduced national carbon tax.
  • New F-gas law introduced in Japan
  • New f-gas legislation introduced in Australia amending the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management (OPSGGM) Act by adding an HFC phase-down plan

The following properties of R744 make it a relatively safe gas & useful refrigerant:

Chemically stable
CO2 is chemically stable and at the same time, inexpensive to produce
Non-toxic
Odorless, non-toxic and naturally occurring in the surroundings
Heavier than air
Heavier than air: will settle at lowest level
Compatibility
Compatible with most materials (non corrosive)
Better refrigeration properties than HFC's
High vapor density (700% compared with R134a @-10°C) and high evaporating enthalphy (125% of R134a @-10°C) the gradient between velocity of vapour and liquid phase is lower compare to HFC’s.
More heat energy is required to evaporate liquid CO2 (liquid sloughing). CO2 has a high volumetric refrigeration capacity (6 times higher than R404A) resulting smaller compressors, components and pipe work.
Low viscosity
Low viscosity in liquid and gas lines (small pressure losses)
High heat transfer coefficients
High heat transfer coefficients and High thermal conductivity:
> operate with 2K higher evaporating temperature Vs. HFC
> operate with small approach on gas cooler and PHE

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