Flexible Joule-Thomson micro-refrigerator

M. Kohno, A. Tanabe, Y. Kuwamoto, H. Kubota, Y. Takata

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Abstract

In this study, a prototype flexible Joule-Thomson micro-refrigerator was fabricated and its cooling power was examined. The micro-refrigerator uses N2, C2H4 or CO2 as a working gas and it consists mainly of a heat exchanger and an evaporator. The outside diameter of the heat exchanger outer tube is 0.9 mm and that of the inner tube is 0.4 mm. The length of the heat exchanger is 450mm. The inner diameter of the evaporator capillary is 0.1 mm. A cooling power of 100 mW at an evaporator temperature of 277 K was attained for inlet and outlet gas (CO2) pressures of 5.0 MPa and 0.1 MPa, respectively. To understand the cooling performance, a numerical analysis of the heat exchanger has been done and the effects of mass flow rate and dimensions of the heat exchanger on temperature profiles and effectiveness were examined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels 2009, ICNMM2009
Pages835-840
Number of pages6
EditionPART B
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Event7th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM2009 - Pohang, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jun 22 2009Jun 24 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels 2009, ICNMM2009
NumberPART B

Other

Other7th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM2009
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityPohang
Period6/22/096/24/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Mechanical Engineering

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