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  • Solar cooling potential in Spain

    During the IIR-co-sponsored EuroSun 2012 conference, Carrera et al. presented the results of a study about the potential of solar thermal energy to supply heating, domestic hot water and cooling in the residential and tertiary Spanish buildings...

    • Publication date : 2013/03/25
  • A propane heat pump with compact bionic heat exchangers

    In Germany, Fraunhofer has developed a propane heat pump using compact finned heat exchangers with distribution boxes whose structure is inspired by nature.

    • Publication date : 2018/09/27
  • Alternative Cooling Technologies conference, London, 1st February 2005

    This conference, which was co-sponsored by the UK Institute of Refrigeration and organised commercially by RAC magazine, was well attended with about 140 people present. It was arranged in five sessions. In the first session, speakers from UK...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Residential CO2 heat pump system for combined space heating and hot water heating

    This paper was presented at the IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference in Glasgow (Sep. 2004). A theoretical and experimental study was carried out for a residential brine-to-water CO2 heat pump system for combined space heating and hot water heating - a...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/24
  • Heat Pump Programme success

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) launched a Heat Pump Programme in January 2003, which ended in May earlier this year. Ten countries participated in the programme: Austria, Canada, France, Japan, Norway, Sweden, UK and USA. They joined...

    • Publication date : 2005/11/23
  • 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
  • Briefs: Ice cubes at over 10°C

    Ice slurries are well known for their capacity to transport heat within confined systems. Cemagref is currently working on a new type of two-phase secondary refrigerant: a gas-hydrate slurry which could pave the way for applications in the...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • Markets: Heat Pumps

    - Heat pumps hot in Europe According to the Swedish Heat Pump Association, SVEP, the Swedish market for domestic heat pumps has developed greatly over the last ten years, with over 100 000 heat pumps being sold in 2004. Exhaust air heat...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Snapshot of air conditioning in the MENA region and Türkiye

    The Cool Up programme monitors the status, developments, insights, and good practice examples regarding sustainable cooling in the MENA region.

    • Publication date : 2023/06/12
    • Subjects: General information
  • New solar-cooling technology for cooling-freezing

    Refrigeration is often based on compressor technology which consumes electricity. A recently developed system making it possible to achieve relatively low temperatures solely using solar energy has been designed by PROMES, a laboratory working...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • The expansion of refrigeration applications of Thermal Energy Storage and PCMs

    Based on a selection of papers from two recent IIR conferences, overview of thermal energy storage and PCM applications in the fields of refrigerated transport, display cabinets, fishing vessels, food processing...

    • Publication date : 2021/11/29
  • Austrian heat pump market situation

    The total heat pumps sales (for space heating) increased from 2013 to 2014 by 0.2%. They amounted to a total of 21 717 units in 2014.

    • Publication date : 2016/02/09
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • 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
  • How to reuse the condensate water from air conditioners?

    Review of the different uses of the condensate water rejected by air conditioners.

    • Publication date : 2020/09/04
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • Slovakia heat pump market situation

    Average end consumer prices, including VAT, for a turnkey installation in single family houses are in the range of euros 6 000 to euros 15 000 depending on the type and capacity of the heat pump.

    • Publication date : 2016/02/11
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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