Comparative evaluation of experimental ejector refrigeration system for different operating configurations
1Department of Energy Systems Engineering, Institute of Graduate Studies, Yalova University, Yalova, 77200, Türkiye
2Department of Energy Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Yalova University, Yalova, 77200, Türkiye
J Ther Eng 2024; 2(10): 321-329 DOI: 10.18186/thermal.1448602
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In this study, a comparative performance evaluation of an experimental ejector refrigeration system was conducted for various operating modes. The experimental setup was operated in different modes: conventional vapour compression refrigeration (CVCR), conventional du-al-evaporator system (CDES), and dual-evaporator ejector system (DEES). The system was tested under different operating conditions, including varying condenser temperatures and mass flow rates. The results of the evaluation showed that the highest total cooling capacity and coefficient of performance (COP) were achieved in the DEES mode, while the lowest total cooling capacity was observed in the CDES mode. The lowest compressor power was calculated when the system was operated in DEES mode. When the condenser temperature was 33°C, the compressor power obtained in the DEES was 22.7%, 5.4%, and 17.7% lower than that of the CVCRA, CVCRB, and CDES modes, respectively. In conclusion, the performance of the ejector-operated system was found to be superior to the other configurations, and the ejector contributed positively to the system performance.