This chapter reviews supercritical fluid properties and fluid mechanics, thermal hydraulic experiments and correlations, and recommended future work relevant for supercritical carbon dioxide heat pump applications. Specific focus is on correlations developed and validated for supercritical carbon dioxide cooling applications, with and without lubricating oil present. The performance of relevant heat transfer correlations are compared, particularly over the range of expected gas cooler temperatures. The chapter concludes with recommendations for carbon dioxide heat pump designers, and for future research work in the area of fluid dynamics and heat transfer of supercritical carbon dioxide cooling.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Transcritical CO 2 Heat Pump|
|Subtitle of host publication||Fundamentals and Applications|
|Number of pages||29|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2021|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Sciences(all)