In this study, condensation heat transfer characteristics of nonazeotropic mixtures R1234yf and R32 (mass fractions of 0.52:0.48 and 0.77:0.23, respectively) inside a horizontal smooth tube (inner diameter 2 mm) were experimentally investigated at mass fluxes ranging from 100 to 400 kg/m2 s and at a saturation temperature of 40 °C. A prediction model using a modified heat transfer correlation for pure refrigerant was constructed, the details of which are presented here. The heat transfer characteristics, especially the heat transfer deterioration caused by the mass transfer difference of the nonazeotropic refrigerant mixture, were evaluated by combining the correlations of heat transfer and mass transfer on both the vapor side and the liquid side. Through comparison with experimental data, the obtained prediction results were found to agree reasonably with the experimental condensation heat transfer coefficient of binary refrigerant mixtures using R1234yf and R32.
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Study on Condensation Heat Transfer Characteristics of Nonazeotropic Binary Refrigerant Mixture R1234yf/R32 Inside Small-Scale Horizontal Smooth Tubes
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Wang, L, Dang, C, & Hihara, E. "Study on Condensation Heat Transfer Characteristics of Nonazeotropic Binary Refrigerant Mixture R1234yf/R32 Inside Small-Scale Horizontal Smooth Tubes." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the ASME 2013 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology. Volume 2: Heat Transfer Enhancement for Practical Applications; Heat and Mass Transfer in Fire and Combustion; Heat Transfer in Multiphase Systems; Heat and Mass Transfer in Biotechnology. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. July 14–19, 2013. V002T07A012. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2013-17784
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