Ericsson cycle


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Ericsson cycle

[′er·ik·sən ‚sī·kəl]
(thermodynamics)
An ideal thermodynamic cycle consisting of two isobaric processes interspersed with processes which are, in effect, isothermal, but each of which consists of an infinite number of alternating isentropic and isobaric processes.
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The liquid-flooded Ericsson cooler (LFEC) is a modification of the basic reverse Ericsson cycle that overcomes the substantial practical difficulties of achieving isothermal compression and expansion processes.
Gas cycles, such as the Ericsson cycle, can use environmentally benign working fluids, such as air, argon, xenon, or helium.
Liquid Flooded Ericsson Cycle Cooler, A Thesis, Purdue University, 2006.
Thermodynamic analysis of a liquid-flooded Ericsson cycle cooler, International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol.
Experimental investigation of a liquid-flooded Ericsson cycle cooler, International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol.