Volume No. 4 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 395-404 Oct.-Dec 2009

 

IMPACT OF GLOBAL WARMING : RESPONSE FROM REFRIGERATION INDUSTRY

 

Sameer Vaidya*1, Alka Agrawal and R.K. Dave2

1. HCET, Jabalpur, (INDIA)
2. UIT, RGPV, Bhopal, (INDIA)

 

Received on : September 03, 2009

 

ABSTRACT

 

Global warming is one of the most burning problems today. It is due to emission of greenhouse gases used in various industry sectors. Refrigeration industry having contribution more than 25% in production of green house gases is one of the major responsible for it India has to phase out CFC-12 completely by year 2010 AD. To minimize the harmful effect of global warming, one of the major thrust areas is to identify substitute of Halogenated Hydrocarbons, especially CFCs, which are mainly responsible for emission of greenhouse gases. Present paper suggests Hydrocarbons to be used as alternative refrigerants in domestic refrigerators to face minimize the effect of global warming. Performance comparison of vapour compression refrigeration cycle used in domestic refrigerators working on CFCs and Hydrocarbon refrigerants is given in the work

 

Keywords : Alternative Refrigerants, Hydrocarbon Refrigerants, Green house gases, Global warming, CFC-12.

 

 

BACK