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Water to produce cold.

Author(s) : PAUL J.


Among the "natural" substances without ozone depletion and greenhouse hazards water as secondary refrigerant could play a major role in many applications because it is a universal, cheap and completely harmless substance. Binary ice is a smooth, pumpable fluid consisting of very small ice-crystals; the melted-frozen state of the individual ice-crystal yields an excellent transfer coefficient. Due to its physical nature binary ice is ideally suited to store and to distribute "cold energy" even over long distance and the production plant can be installed at a safe place. There are many possible applications: air conditioning plants, air-cooling and dehumidifying plants, process cooling, ice-harvesting (packing of fish, displays) supply of cold energy for cold stores, etc.

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  • Original title: Water to produce cold.
  • Record ID : 1997-2135
  • Languages: English
  • Source: New Developments in Meat Refrigeration.
  • Publication date: 1996/10
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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