A theoretical and experimental study of a small-scale steam jet refrigerator

I. W. Eames, S. Aphornratana, H. Haider

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The paper provides the results of a theoretical and experimental study of a steam jet refrigerator. A small-capacity steam jet refrigerator has been tested with boiler temperatures in the range 120-140°C. The experimental data were found to be within 85% of the theoretical values. The experiments showed that choking of the secondary flow in the mixing chamber of the ejector plays an important role in the system performance. Maximum COP was obtained when the ejector was operated at its critical flow condition. Off-design performance characteristics of the system are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)378-386
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Refrigeration
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • cycle
  • ejector
  • experimental
  • jet pump
  • refrigeration
  • study
  • theoretical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering


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