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  • New Eurovent certification programme for cooling towers

    Eurovent, the European Certification body, has developed a certification programme for the thermal performance of cooling towers.

    • Publication date : 2012/03/20
  • Global cooling tower market forecast to reach 2.6 billion USD by 2018

    According to a recent report by Global Industry Analysts Inc., the global market for cooling towers is projected to reach USD 2.6 billion by 2018, driven by improving economic conditions and more stringent environmental regulations.

    • Publication date : 2013/01/22
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Legionella in France: the French Government is tightening cooling tower controls

    Two decrees were signed Monday December 13, 2004, reinforcing prevention of legionella risks. These decrees in particular establish compulsory external controls for all cooling towers. These measures come under the Plan to combat legionella...

    • Publication date : 2005/03/15
  • Improving cooling towers' efficiency

    An article published in Water Technology provides information on cooling towers and their operation.

    • Publication date : 2018/01/19
  • New in cooling tower technology.

    This process offers greater safety and efficiencies combining the best of wet and dry cooling tower technologies.

    • Publication date : 2016/01/19
    • Subjects: Technology
  • The cooling tower market within the EMEA zone

    The cooling tower market has reached 232.67M€ this year which is a slight increase compared to last year.

    • Publication date : 2016/02/22
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • A low-GWP cooling system for the Eiffel Tower

    The ageing R407C cooling system in the tower’s west pillar has been replaced with an energy efficient system using low GWP R1234ze(E).

    • Publication date : 2022/04/04
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Aerosol-free coooling tower

    Climespace, a subsidiary of Suez and Gaz de France that has developed Paris' ice water cooling system, has successfully tested a new system of aero-cooling towers, which eliminates aerosols, a major factor in the spread of legionella bacteria in...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Cogeneration power and cooling for an army mobile system

    This paper was presented at the IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference in Glasgow (Sept. 2004). With the US army's ongoing need to make systems smaller, lighter, quieter and more efficient, new technologies to meet these needs are continuously being...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/24
  • Solar-powered modular facade capable of cooling and heating a building

    In Germany, researchers are testing a modular solar-powered facade that includes a mini heat pump for heating and cooling, and a decentralised ventilation unit with heat...

    • Publication date : 2022/02/07
    • Subjects: Technology
  • A new solar-powered milk cooling system could benefit small-scale dairy farmers

    Researchers from the University of Hohenheim studied a solar milk cooling system which was tested in Tunisia and could be implemented in Kenya.

    • Publication date : 2018/06/22
  • Legionnaires’ disease

    Two outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease are in the news: - Thirteen deaths have occurred among 85 patients who contracted Legionnaires' disease in the northern French prefecture of Pas-de-Calais. The main cause of the outbreak is a cooling tower at...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • Green buildings

    Moscow City Tower is to be Europe's tallest and the world's second tallest building. The 600-m naturally ventilated tower designed by Norman Foster will accommodate 25 000 people - a city unto itself - and the designer is aiming for LEED gold...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Phare Tower

    Morphosis's Phare (Lighthouse) Tower is to go up in La Défense, France. Thom Mayne, the Design Director, describes the future landmark building as follows: "Moving around the tower, it appears to shift continually, distinct from different vantage...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • 2005 AHR Expo Innovation award winners

    The winners of the third annual AHR (Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration) Expo Innovation awards will be honoured during a ceremony during the 2005 AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, on February 8, 2005. The product entries were judged for...

    • Publication date : 2004/12/22
  • 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 : 2023/06/23
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG
  • Cryogenic nitrogen in the food and beverage industry

    The adoption of cryogenic processes in the food and beverage industry is predominantly driven by liquid nitrogen (LIN), and it is the preferred candidate for food chilling and...

    • Last update : 2023/11/07
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs
  • 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 : 2023/03/10
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freeze-drying in biology and medicine, Cryobiology, cryomedicine: general information
  • Additive manufacturing of heat exchangers

    In the refrigeration industry, additive manufacturing (colloquially referred to as “3D printing”) makes it possible to fabricate novel, complex and potentially more energy efficient...

    • Last update : 2022/09/07
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers
  • Additive manufacturing of regenerators for caloric cooling

    In many areas of engineering, additive manufacturing allows the production of complex and multifunctional products that could not be manufactured using traditional methods. In the...

    • Last update : 2022/09/16
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Caloric cooling (magnetocaloric, electrocaloric, elastocaloric and barocaloric cooling)
  • 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 : 2023/06/30
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams
  • 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
  • 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…)