The commercial feasibility of water vapor as a refrigerant (Lachner, et al 2007)

by Lachner, Nellis and Reindl

Title: The commercial feasibility of water vapor as a refrigerant (Lachner, et al 2007)

Author(s): Lachner
                Nellis and Reindl

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This paper investigates the economic feasibility of a water-based vapor compression chiller with a nominal capacity of 3520 kW (1000 tons). The results show that water-based vapor compression refrigeration systems will not be economically attractive without substantial and successful efforts to develop low-cost, high capacity compressors. The paper provides an indication of the cost targets that must be met in order to make water vapor refrigeration systems practical.