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dc.contributor.authorHaywood, D
dc.contributor.authorRaine, JK
dc.contributor.authorGschwendtner, MA
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-18T01:58:34Z
dc.date.available2012-12-18T01:58:34Z
dc.date.copyright2002
dc.date.issued2012-12-18
dc.identifier.citationInstitute of Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning Engineers (IHRACE) 2002 Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/4942
dc.description.abstractConcerns about the environmental impact of refrigerants used in vapour-compression heatpumps and refrigerators, have prompted the Stirling-Cycle Research Group at the University of Canterbury to investigate the feasibility of low-cost Stirling-cycle machines that use air as the refrigerant. Such machines theoretically have the highest efficiency possible for any practical thermodynamic system, and thus provide a tempting alternative to traditional vapourcompression technology. This paper outlines the working principles of Stirling-cycle heat-pumps and refrigerators, and describes some of the work performed at Canterbury University. Some of the heat-pump development programme results are also presented, and briefly discussed.
dc.publisherInstitute of Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning Engineers (IRHACE)
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dc.titleStirling-cycle heat-pumps and refrigerators – a realistic alternative?
dc.typeConference Contribution
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
aut.conference.typePaper Published in Proceedings
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