#### Refrigeration Cycle: Screencast

Explains each step in a refrigeration cycle and the energy balance for each step. The process is shown in a pressure-enthalpy diagram.

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##### Important Equations:

**Coefficient of performance:** \[COP = \frac{Q_C}{W_S}\,\,\,(COP > 1)\] where \(Q_C\) is the heat added to the evaporator (low temperature part of the cycle) and \(W_S\) is the work done by the compressor \(Q_C > 0, W_S>0)\)

**Energy balance for adiabatic compresso**r: \[\Delta H = W_S\] where \(\Delta H\) is the enthalpy change across the compressor \((\Delta H > 0)\)

**Entropy (\(S\)) change for reversible adiabatic compressor**: \[\Delta S = 0\] Energy balance for evaporator: \[\Delta H = Q_C\] where \(\Delta H\) is the enthalpy change across the evaporator and \(Q_C\) is the heat added at low temperature \((Q_C > 0)\)

**Energy balance for condenser:** \[\Delta H = Q_H\] where \(\Delta H\) is the enthalpy change across the condenser and \(Q_H\) is the heat removed at high temperature \(Q_H < 0\)

**Energy balance for adiabatic throttle:** \[\Delta H = 0\] (no heat transfer and no work on throttle)