Theoretical performance analysis of hydrate-based refrigeration system

R. Matsuura, K. Watanabe, Y. Yamauchi, H. Sato, Ryo Ohmura

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This paper reports theoretical performance analysis of the hydrate-based refrigeration system. The hydrate-based refrigerator transfers thermal energy through the cycle of following processes: adiabatic compression of guest compounds and water, hydrate formation, adiabatic expansion of hydrates, hydrate dissociation. The theoretical analyses and COP calculations were performed in the each of the following hydrate-forming systems: HFC-32+cyclopentane(CP) +water, Kr+CP+water, and HFC-41+CP+water system. Practical utility of hydrate-based refrigerator is discussed based on the comparison with the Carnot cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-122
Number of pages5
JournalRenewable Energy and Power Quality Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul 1


  • Clathrate hydrates
  • Heat pump
  • Refrigeration system
  • Renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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