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  • Storing energy thanks to cryocooled air

    A new type of energy-storage process that can operate on a large scale.

    • Publication date : 2012/11/29
  • The German market for ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump technology

    In 2012, 6,800 water coolers, 110,000 split systems and 37,400 air-to-water heat pumps were sold in Germany.

    • Publication date : 2015/04/15
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • New polymer coating keeps buildings cool

    Researchers from Columbia University have created a passive daytime radiative cooling polymer coating with air voids that act as a spontaneous air cooler.

    • Publication date : 2018/10/18
    • Subjects: Environment
  • R&D

    The US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a new air-conditioning system combining membranes, evaporative coolers and desiccants into a single device with the objective to suit to all climates,...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Briefs: Heinen

    Heinen claims that its new, compact spiral freezer reduces defrosting time and allows longer production periods without defrosting thanks to a programmable air-cooler rinsing system that sprinkles warm water over the air coolers. Another feature...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Sub-Saharan milk cooler project awarded USD 1 million

    A University of Georgia engineer received USD 1 million to continue working on a milk cooler designed to help dairy farmers, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa, who lack access to refrigeration.

    • Publication date : 2014/03/18
  • Markets: Reduced cooling and heating might improve health

    Results of a study performed by Berkeley Lab. - a US Department of Energy national laboratory - suggest that operating buildings in ways designed to save energy - with indoor temperatures slightly cooler in winter and warmer in summer - does more...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Trends: air conditioning: India

    The Indian air-conditioning industry shows a healthy growth rate of 25-30% for 2005 according to data collected by the Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Manufacturer's Association (RAMA). Worth approximately EUR 1 billion, excluding the consumer...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • The first 20 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating)

    What is claimed to be the first 20 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) residential air conditioner has been introduced by Lennox Industries, USA. The XC21 air conditioner has a two-stage scroll compressor and operates on two levels: a high...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Underground river to cool the London tube

    The "Cooling the Tube" competition in 2003, promising GBP 100 000 to those finding a workable solution to cool the Tube, received 3400 entries. Modern systems with large tunnels and surface lines can be cooled using air-cooling systems. However,...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Briefs: Parasense

    Parasense's refrigerant monitoring has been installed in Europe's largest grocery picking centre: Sainsbury's 10 million GBP grocery picking centre in North West London processes over 15 000 customer orders a week. The Parasense equipment detects...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Unassuming energy saving device

    The eCube energy saving device is designed to reduce energy consumption by at least 25%. It takes into account product temperatures instead of fluctuating air temperatures in refrigerators, freezes, chillers, coolers, dispensers and cold rooms. It...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Berry efficient chilling

    The storage and transport of berries has come a long way since they were transported by an iced horse cart in 1843. Today, growers in the Pajaro Valley from the Berry Bowl label are breaking in a brand new USD 2 million state-of-the-art flash...

    • Publication date : 2005/09/30
  • Briefs: CO2 heat pumps in a retirement home

    Villa Laura, a retirement home near Florence, Italy, is equipped with 4 water/water ground-water heat pumps operating with a transcritical CO2 cycle providing heating, air conditioning and hot water. This technology is already used to produce hot...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Climate control for your desk

    We are used to taking command of our personal climate in planes and cars by using simple controls. Why not in buildings too? A study of the effect of installing individual air-conditioning vents at office desks, and putting controls at each...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Cryogenics in the pharmaceutical industry: drug design and bioavailability improvement

    Research activities in the pharmaceutical sector focus primarily on developing novel drug formulations which can elicit the desired response upon being administered to the patient...

    • Last update : 2022/11/21
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freeze-drying in biology and medicine, Cryobiology, cryomedicine: general information
  • Hydrocarbon refrigerants

    Hydrocarbons such as R290 (propane), R600a (isobutane) or R1270 (propene/propylene) are low GWP non-toxic natural refrigerants with excellent thermodynamic properties. They offer an...

    • Last update : 2022/06/22
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction
  • Cold storage conditions for fruits and vegetables

    Practical recommendations for the cold storage of over 200 cultivars of fruits, vegetables and herbs (storage temperatures, relative humidity, storage time, controlled atmosphere...

    • Last update : 2023/01/16
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Fruit, Vegetables
  • Liquefied Natural Gas: production process and cold energy recovery

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled to about -160 °C and turned into a liquid to facilitate transportation and storage. A typical LNG supply chain...

    • Last update : 2022/06/20
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG
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    Ice cream manufacturing, environmental impact and market data

    From a physico-chemical point of view, ice cream is a complex, frozen multiphase mixture. The manufacturing process includes several stages of freezing which are described in this...

    • Last update : 2022/10/12
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams
  • Environmental impact of the ice cream industry

    This summary document describes the environmental impact of ice cream manufacturing, which is mainly due to the energy consumption and refrigerants used.

    • Last update : 2022/11/17
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : General information on environment (climate change, ozone depletion…)