Implementing Low Global Warming Potential (GWP) and Energy-Efficient Refrigerant Technologies – Part II: Heat Transfer, Properties & Compatibility Studies

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Lead Performer: Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Institute (AHRTI) – Arlington, VA
Partners:
-- Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN
-- National Institute for Standards and Technology – Gaithersburg, MD
DOE Total Funding: $2,101,018
Cost Share: $247,118.00
Project Term: September 1, 2019 – March 31, 2021
Funding Type: BENEFIT 17 Funding Opportunity Cooperative Agreement

Project Objective

The overall project goal is to advance low GWP refrigerant technology and to develop a critical refrigerant database that allows U.S. manufacturers to implement low GWP refrigerants in their products in a timely and cost-effective manner.

The objective of the project is to conduct experimental testing and modeling to characterize low GWP refrigerants heat transfer performance, refrigerant properties and their compatibility with lubricants and materials inside the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) systems.

Project Impact

The low GWP refrigerants research is highly desired by the U.S. industry. DOE’s funding of this project will develop critical refrigerant data to expedite the implementation of low GWP refrigerants in the U.S. market in a timely and less-costly way. The knowledge gained will help domestic manufacturers develop reliable and efficient products to compete in domestic and foreign markets.

Contacts

DOE Technology Manager: Antonio Bouza
Lead Performer: Xudong Wang, AHRI