Refrigeration Systems and Applications, 2ndedition offers a comprehensive treatise that addressesreal-life technical and operational problems, enabling the readerto gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and thepractical applications of refrigeration technology. New and uniqueanalysis techniques (including exergy as a potential tool), models,correlations, procedures and applications are covered, and recentdevelopments in the field are included - many of which aretaken from the author's own research activities in this area. Thebook also includes some discussion of global warming issues and itspotential solutions. * Enables the reader to gain an understanding of the fundamentalprinciples and the practical applications of refrigerationtechnologies. * Discusses crucial industrial technical and operationalproblems, as well as new performance improvement techniques andtools for better design and analysis. * Includes fundamental aspects of thermodynamics, fluid flow, andheat transfer; refrigerants; refrigeration cycles and systems;advanced refrigeration cycles and systems, including some novelapplications; heat pumps; heat pipes; and many more.* Provides easy to follow explanations, numerous new chapter-endproblems and worked-out examples as learning aids for students andinstructors. Refrigeration is extensively used in a variety of thermalengineering applications ranging from the cooling of electronicdevices to food cooling processes. Its wide-ranging implicationsand applications mean that this industry plays a key role innational and international economies, and it continues to be anarea of active research and development. Refrigeration Systemsand Applications, 2nd edition forms a usefulreference source for graduate and postgraduate students andresearchers in academia and as well as practicing engineers workingin this important field who are interested in refrigeration systemsand applications and the methods and analysis tools for theiranalysis, design and performance improvement.