Performance analysis of magnetocaloric heat pump with manganese-based compounds as a magnetic refrigerant

Go Sota, Tsuyoshi Kawanami, Keiichiro Yamashita, Takayuki Onishi, Kei Soejima, Hirofumi Wada, Shigeki Hirano, Tetsuji Okamura, Sangchul Bae, Naoki Hirano, Katsuaki Shirai, Shigeki Hirasawa

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Abstract

An Active Magnetic Regenerator (AMR) cycle that employs magnetocaloric materials (MCMs) as regenerators is generally used to realize the effective temperature span for magnetocaloric heat pump systems. The function of the magnetocaloric heat pump with the AMR cycle is based on the magnetocaloric effect (MCE) of an MCM. The MCMs of the first-order phase transition materials have gained attention because of the latent heat involved in their phase transitions. However, because the range within which the MCM exhibits an MCE is narrow near its Curie temperature, only a narrow temperature span exists in the case of the AMR with a single MCM. Therefore, there is a demand for an AMR system with material layers made of a couple of MCMs. However, only few studies have investigated the influence of the properties of MCMs on magnetocaloric heat pumps using material-layered systems. In the present study, the refrigeration capacity and the temperature span of the magnetocaloric heat pump with a material-layered bed of manganese-based compounds, which are first-order phase transition materials, were determined. It was found that the temperature span can be extended by optimizing the volumetric flow rate and the number of the layers that constitute the AMR. In addition, the number of the layers and the refrigeration capacity were found to be related.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECOS 2016 - Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems
EditorsAndrej Kitanovski, Alojz Poredos
PublisherUniversity of Ljubljana
ISBN (Electronic)9789616980159
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Event29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, ECOS 2016 - Portoroz, Slovenia
Duration: Jun 19 2016Jun 23 2016

Publication series

NameECOS 2016 - Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems

Conference

Conference29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, ECOS 2016
CountrySlovenia
CityPortoroz
Period6/19/166/23/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Sota, G., Kawanami, T., Yamashita, K., Onishi, T., Soejima, K., Wada, H., Hirano, S., Okamura, T., Bae, S., Hirano, N., Shirai, K., & Hirasawa, S. (2016). Performance analysis of magnetocaloric heat pump with manganese-based compounds as a magnetic refrigerant. In A. Kitanovski, & A. Poredos (Eds.), ECOS 2016 - Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS 2016 - Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems). University of Ljubljana.