Low Temperature and Cryogenic Refrigeration

Volume 99 of the series NATO Science Series pp 5-22

Thermodynamics and Design Principles of Refrigeration Systems

  • B. V. KosoyAffiliated withDepartment of Engineering Thermodynamics — State Academy of Refrigeration

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Current paper briefly covers a historical background [28, 32, 33] and presents a general review of basic refrigeration equipment and systems with respect to the application of thermodynamic analysis to mechanical compression and non-mechanical refrigeration cycles, the two most common methods of thermal energy transfer.