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In this paper mathematical models were developed using design of experiments technique for the performance prediction of refrigeration system parameters such as refrigerating capacity, power consumption and coefficient of performance. The models developed were checked for their adequacy using F-test. The performances of vapour compression refrigeration system with different refrigerants R12, R134a and R290/R600a were compared. The R290/R600a mixture showed 10.7-23.6% higher coefficient of performance than that with R12 and R134a and it was found that the hydrocarbon mixture with 68% propane and 32% iso-butane could be used as a substitute for R12 and R134a.
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2014, VOLUME 18, ISSUE Supplement 2, PAGES [S363 - S374]
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