An Empirical Correlation for Estimation of the Thermal Conductivity of Saturated Liquid Refrigerants

Document Type: Regular Article

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1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Damghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Damghan, Iran

2 Department of Basic Science, Damghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Damghan, Iran

3 Chemical Engineering Department, Shahreza Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahreza, Iran

Abstract

Thermodynamic data on environmental refrigerants have attracted considerable interest in the optimization and design of heat compressors, exchangers and other refrigeration equipment. In this study, An optimization algorithm was used to obtain the constant parameters of the new empirical model by fitting them to the source databank. The model was used to calculate the constant coefficients of the new equation for 15474 data of 27 refrigerants (temperatures between 92 and 486 K) by fitting them with source data. The accuracy of the presented equation was compared with commonly used models. Results indicated that the developed model provides more accurate results than those of other considered equations, with an average absolute percentage deviation of 3.46%.

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An Empirical Correlation for Estimation of the Thermal Conductivity of Saturated Liquid Refrigerants

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