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Advanced sequential dual evaporator domestic refrigerator/freezer: System energy optimization

Authors
  • Visek, Matej
  • Joppolo, Cesare Maria
  • Molinaroli, Luca
  • Olivani, Andrea1, 2, 3
  • 1 Politecnico di Milano
  • 2 Department of Energy
  • 3 Whirlpool R&D
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Refrigeration
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Accepted Date
Mar 02, 2014
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2014.03.001
Source
Elsevier
License
Unknown

Abstract

•Built prototype of sequential dual evaporator refrigerator/freezer appliance.•Implemented visible refrigerator evaporator in direct contact with PCM.•Analyzed impact of refrigerant flow control components on the system.•Increased refrigeration compartment’s evaporation temperature by 7.8 K.•Preserved natural convection heat transfer mode in refrigeration compartment.

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