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  • Cryochemistry: chemical reactions accelerated by freezing

    Surprisingly, some chemical reactions can be accelerated by freezing. The possible applications of studying such cryoreactions include the food and pharmaceutical cold chain, as well...

    • Publication date : 2022/02/28
    • Subjects: Technology, Environment
  • COP 27 at Sharm Al Sheikh

    The IIR at the COP 27: side event was organised by the IIR with the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA). Didier Coulomb gave a statement at the high-level session.

    • Publication date : 2022/12/12
    • Subjects: Environment
  • Mini containers, an energy-efficient solution for small farmers?

    To benefit small growers, a team of researchers investigated the concept of mini containers that would consume less energy and produce fewer GHG emissions than conventional full-size...

    • Publication date : 2022/12/12
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Evaporative cooling without adding humidity

    Scientists at the University of Harvard have designed a prototype evaporative cooling system called Cold-SNAP that effectively cools air at low cost for both dry and humid climates.

    • Publication date : 2020/05/26
    • Subjects: Technology, Developing country
  • Evaporative cooling: continuation of the Cold-Snap project at Harvard University

    Tests show that Cold-Snap evaporative cooling technology would be effective in humid climates, while limiting water consumption.

    • Publication date : 2022/09/28
  • GL2012 highlights: latent cold thermal storage: the energetic benefits

    In response to German climate protection goals, requiring 80-95 % cuts in CO2 emissions before 2050, Michael Kauffeld presented a paper on “The Energetic Benefit of Latent Cold Thermal Energy Storage” at the 10th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on...

    • Publication date : 2012/11/20
  • Heat pumps a promising way to extend electric vehicles' range

    Two articles recently published in the International Journal of Refrigeration highlight heat pumps – especially with integrated desiccant – as a promising way to extend the range of electric vehicles.

    • Publication date : 2018/04/19
  • The Cold Hard Facts 2022 report presents the main figures for refrigeration in Australia

    According to the latest Cold Hard Facts 2022 report published earlier this year, transition to low GWP refrigerants slowed down in Australia in 2021, and equipment sales increased...

    • Publication date : 2023/04/10
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • 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
  • Towards a sustainable seafood cold chain

    Several FAO (UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation) reports present the figures and challenges of the seafood cold chain.

    • Publication date : 2023/02/06
    • Subjects: Developing country, Figures, economy
  • Briefs: Largest climatic laboratory

    The McKinley Climatic Laboratory, located in the US Air Force Eglin Base in Florida, USA, which began testing in 1947, is the largest climate testing facility in the world. The temperature inside the 77 x 61 x 21 m hangar, with a 4700 m² base...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/11
  • 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
  • Temperature-sensitive products: Continental Airlines

    Cold chain first for Continental Airlines: the airline has obtained accreditation under the Qualified Envirotainer Provider Training and Quality programme (QEP) for its management of shipments using temperature-controlled air cargo containers....

    • Publication date : 2009/02/25
  • India Cooling Action Plan

    The Environment Ministry India Cooling Action Plan provides measures to address the expected 8-fold increase of the cooling demand until 2037-2038.

    • Publication date : 2018/10/18
    • Subjects: General information, Regulation, Environment, Developing country, Figures, economy
  • Cold temperatures, a potential ally against cancer

    Exposure to cold temperatures can reduce tumour growth by slowing down the glucose metabolism of cancer cells. 

    • Publication date : 2022/09/28
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Global HFC emissions from the refrigeration sector

    This table shows HFC emissions from the refrigeration sector – including air conditioning – in million tonnes of CO2 equivalent for about 40 countries that are signatories...

    • Last update : 2022/01/20
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : General information on environment (climate change, ozone depletion…)
  • 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
  • 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