Potential of integrating the air-bearing heat exchanger into a refrigerator condenser

Manjie Li, Yilin Du, Hoseong Lee, Yunho Hwang, Reinhard Radermacher, Terry Johnson, Arthur Kariya

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Abstract

In this paper, an air-bearing heat exchanger was applied to the condenser in a residential refrigerator, and its performance was investigated compared with conventional condensing unit. The air-bearing heat exchanger which was developed at Sandia National Laboratories estimated to have an enhanced air-side convection heat transfer and potential to increase the condenser performance. In the study, a prototype air-bearing condenser was designed and fabricated. Experiments on energy consumption according to DOE standard were conducted. The experimental results showed that the performance of the air-bearing condenser can match that of the conventional condensing unit, while its volume can be 60% lower.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, ICR 2015
PublisherInternational Institute of Refrigeration
Pages1787-1794
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9782362150128
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, ICR 2015 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2015 Aug 162015 Aug 22

Publication series

NameRefrigeration Science and Technology
ISSN (Print)0151-1637

Other

Other24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, ICR 2015
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period15/8/1615/8/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Li, M., Du, Y., Lee, H., Hwang, Y., Radermacher, R., Johnson, T., & Kariya, A. (2015). Potential of integrating the air-bearing heat exchanger into a refrigerator condenser. In 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, ICR 2015 (pp. 1787-1794). (Refrigeration Science and Technology). International Institute of Refrigeration. https://doi.org/10.18462/iir.icr.2015.0629