I can figure out what azeotropic refrigerants are, but not why.
What's the advantage? Or is is just a way to get the boiling point of
non-CFCs to match the older CFC single-component refrigerants?
I understand that. In past days, there were numerous types of
single-component refrigerants to accomodate different system
What I wanted to know - and maybe you answered it diagonally - was: What are
the specific advantages to azeotropic mixtures over single-component types;
since it appears they could synthesize a single-component refrigerant to
meet whatever application? Is there something _special_ about the
azeotropes in terms of COP or pressure differentials that's uniquely
different from singles?
And where do glides come in? Are there advantages to zeotropic mixtures, or
do they just "work OK, so we'll use them"?
I don't get into the actual chemistries and applications of each refrigerant
as I do mostly residential comfort systems, and floral coolers. You need to
talk to some of the chemical engineers that make the stuff, and some of the
refrigeration specialists that are using a lot of different types of
One thing that you need to take into account tho are the basic
properties....flamable? toxic? etc. Some are prohibited for use in some
specific applications because of their flamability and/or toxicity.
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