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Vapor-Liquid Equilibria for R-32 and R-410A Mixed With a Polyol Ester: Non-Ideality and Local Composition Modeling

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Title: Vapor-Liquid Equilibria for R-32 and R-410A Mixed With a Polyol Ester: Non-Ideality and Local Composition Modeling
Author(s): Burton, C.M.; Jacobi, A.M.
Subject(s): new refrigerant-oil combinations
Abstract: Vapor-liquid equilibria (VLE) data were obtained over a wide range of mixture composition and saturation conditions for difluoromethane (R-32) mixed with a polyol ester oil (POE). These data were correlated using the following local composition models from the literature: Wilson, Heil, Wang and Chao, Tsuboka and Katayama, NRTL, and UNIQUAC. The results were used to evaluate the suitability of these models in predicting the saturation behavior of the R-32/POE mixture. The Heil model had the best performance, with a 2-a error of 4.81 % in predicted saturation pressure; UNIQUAC was the worst, with a 2-a pressure error of more than 12%. Using VLE results from the literature for pentafluoroethane (R-125) mixed with the same oil and model parameters for that mixture, and attempt was undertaken to make a priori predictions of the P-T-x behavior of a blend containing R-32, R-125 and the oil (R-410A/POE). Data were obtained for this blend, and the results indicate that the Heil model can make such predictions with a 2:' a pressure error of about 11 %.
Issue Date: 1997-05
Publisher: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Series/Report: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center TR-117
Genre: Technical Report
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/11599
Sponsor: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Project 57
Date Available in IDEALS: 2009-04-24
 

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