Refrigeration: Theory, Technology and Applications


Editor: Mikkel E. Larsen
Series: Mechanical Engineering Theory and Applications

Refrigeration is the process of removing heat from an enclosed space, or from a substance, and moving it to a place where it is unobjectionable. The primary purpose of refrigeration is lowering the temperature of the enclosed space or substance and then maintaining that lower temperature. This book reviews research on refrigeration including an overview of up-to-date developments and technology in the field of magnetic refrigeration at room temperature (RTMR); an alternative approach based on artificial neural networks (ANNs) to determine thermodynamic properties of refrigerants; solar powered sorption refrigeration and air conditioning; the modelling of chilling and freezing processes and others.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Industrial Drying Heat Pumps
Vasile Minea

Chapter 2. Room Temperature Magnetic Refrigeration Technology
Luca A. Tagliafico, F. Scarpa, F. Canepa and G. Tagliafico

Chapter 3. Modeling of Thermodynamic Properties of Refrigerants Using Artificial Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithm
Ali Mohebbi, Mahboobeh Taheri and Aida Nooshiravani

Chapter 4. Solar Powered Sorption Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Rogério G. Oliveira

Chapter 5. Modelling Chilling and Freezing Processes
James K. Carson

Chapter 6. Exergy Analysis of an Industrial Waste Heat Recovery Based Combined Compression Absorption Refrigeration Cycle
Abdul Khaliq and Rajesh Kumar

Chapter 7. Cold Chain in Seafood Industry
Alex Augusto Gonçalves and Francisco Blaha

Chapter 8. Expectation of Adsorption Refrigeration for Waste Heat Recovery Applications
L. W. Wang and R. Z.Wang

Chapter 9. Alternative Refrigerating, Heat-Pumping and Air-Conditioning Systems on the Basis of the Open Absorption Cycle and Solar Energy
Alexander V. Doroshenko, Leonid P. Kholpanov and Yury P. Kvurt


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