Thermodynamic analyses of compressor-driven metal hydride refrigerators predict a high coefficient of performance. Comparison with the results from a computational model indicates that the coefficient of performance attainable from an actual system operating under transient conditions can indeed be significant. Parametric calculations are given which illustrate the ideal power-efficiency operating characteristics of the system. The computed efficiency approaches the thermodynamic efficiency as the operating power tends to zero.
Performance Characteristics of a Compressor-Driven Metal Hydride Refrigerator
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Lloyd, G. M., Razani, A., and Kim, K. J. (December 1, 1998). "Performance Characteristics of a Compressor-Driven Metal Hydride Refrigerator." ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. December 1998; 120(4): 305–313. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2795052
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