Performance optimization of an R410A air-conditioner with a dual evaporator ejector cycle based on cooling seasonal performance factor

Sunjae Kim, Yongseok Jeon, Hyun Joon Chung, Yongchan Kim

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Abstract

Even though a dual evaporator ejector cycle (DEEC) offers several advantages over a standard two-phase ejector cycle, few experimental investigations of the performance of the DEEC are available in the literature. This study presents the performance characteristics of an R410A air-conditioner adopted with a DEEC under various operating conditions and ejector geometries. The COP of the DEEC decreased with an increase in entrainment ratio (ER) due to the decrease in pressure lifting ratio. For the optimum ER, the effectiveness of the DEEC increased with an increase in compressor speed with a larger total mass flow rate. The optimum mixing section diameter was determined to be 5 mm based on the cooling seasonal performance factor (CSPF) and CSPFbin of the DEEC. The maximum allowable limit for the ER was also suggested to be 0.3. In addition, the CSPF of the DEEC was 6.3% higher than that of the baseline cycle at an ER of 0.1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)988-997
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
Volume131
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 25

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Human Resources Program in Energy Technology (No. 20144010200770 ) and the Energy Technology Development Program (No. 20142010102660 ) of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) grant financial resource from the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, Republic of Korea.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 Elsevier Ltd

Keywords

  • COP
  • CSPF
  • Dual evaporator ejector cycle
  • Ejector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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