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Potentials for the integration of magnetocaloric technologies into embedded energy systems.

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Magnetic cooling and heating presents a large potential to phase out existing refrigerants and related technologies in many different domains and different market niches. Substantially increased research activities in the last two decades led to development of about 40 prototypes worldwide. Despite strong RandD efforts are still required, the technology is ready to be developed for certain special market niches. Existing limits of the technology may be surpassed by the focus on particular domains and operation characteristics. One of such are embedded energy systems. The embedded energy system presents an intelligent grid of integrated devices and subsystems. These are interconnected by the mechanical, fluidic and electric interfaces, strongly supported by the information and the communication technology. The article deals with different possible applications for the magnetocaloric technology in embedded energy systems. The results give an important basis for the further research and development toward earlier possible market applications.

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  • Original title: Potentials for the integration of magnetocaloric technologies into embedded energy systems.
  • Record ID : 30001795
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: Technology
  • Source: Proceedings of the 23rd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration: Prague, Czech Republic, August 21-26, 2011. Overarching theme: Refrigeration for Sustainable Development.
  • Publication date: 2011/08/21


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