Selection of the most suitable refrigerant for a shell and tube condenser

DALKILIÇ A. S. , Mahian O., Wongwises S.

HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, vol.50, no.2, pp.183-197, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00231-013-1235-7
  • Title of Journal : HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-197


A theoretical performance study on a shell and tube condenser with various refrigerant blends was conducted for various ratios proposed by other researchers in the literature. The theoretical results showed that all of the alternative refrigerants investigated in the analysis have a slightly lower convective heat transfer coefficient than their base refrigerants. The refrigerant mixture of R290/R600, R152a/R125/R32 and R32/R134a were found to be the most proper replacement refrigerant among the alternatives.