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Review of investigations in eco - friendly thermoacoustic refrigeration system

ABSTRACT
To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, internationally research and development is intended to improve the performance of conventional refrigeration system also growth of new-fangled refrigeration technology of potentially much lesser ecological impact. This paper gives brief review of research and development in thermoacoustic refrigeration also the existing situation of thermoacoustic refrigeration system. Thermoacoustic refrigerator is a novel sort of energy conversion equipment which converts acoustic power into heat energy by thermo acoustic effect. Thermoacoustic refrigeration is an emergent refrigeration technology in which there are no moving elements or any environmentally injurious refrigerants during its working. The concept of thermoacoustic refrigeration system is explained, the growth of thermoacoustic refrigeration, various investigations into thermoacoustic refrigeration system, various optimization techniques to improve COP, different stacks & resonator tube designs to improve heat transfer rate, various gases and other parameters like sound generation have been reviewed.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2015-06-26
PAPER REVISED: 2015-11-18
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2015-11-28
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2015-12-13
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI150626186R
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