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Thermodynamics: Carnot Refrigerator & Heat Pumps

Carnot Refrigerator & Heat Pumps

By using a reverse Carnot Cycle it is possible to determine a theoretical COP for a refrigerator or heat pump in relation to the Carnot Cycle. Refer to the equations below.

Carnot Coefficient of Performance for a Refrigerator (1)

Carnot Coefficient of Performance for a Heat Pump (2)

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