The Use of Hydrocarbon Refrigerants in Combating Ozone Depletion and Global Warming: A Review

T. O. Babarinde, S. A. Akinlabi, D. M. Madyira

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Abstract

Vapour compression systems are associated with high energy demand and contribute to ozone depletion and global warming due to halogenated refrigerants used in them which are unfriendly to the environment. Hydrocarbon refrigerants have been proposed as a substitute to halogenated refrigerants due to their zero ozone depletion potentials, very low global warming potentials, and lower energy demand for effective operations. In this review, the terms ozone depletion and global warming are explained and the causes. Also, the use of hydrocarbon refrigerants as an ideal solution to energy security and environmental challenges accompanied by vapour compression systems are discussed. Lastly, this paper revealed that hydrocarbon refrigerants are long term replacement for halogenated refrigerants in a vapour compression system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrends in Mechanical and Biomedical Design - Select Proceedings of ICMechD 2019
EditorsEsther Titilayo Akinlabi, P. Ramkumar, M. Selvaraj
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages731-739
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9789811544873
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event2nd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Design,ICMechD 2019 - Chennai, India
Duration: 25 Apr 201926 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Design,ICMechD 2019
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityChennai
Period25/04/1926/04/19

Keywords

  • Energy efficiency
  • GWP
  • Hydrocarbon refrigerants
  • ODP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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