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  • UK: ammonia system cuts energy use in brewery

    A Yorkshire Heineken brewery has implemented a new ammonia refrigeration system, designed by J&E Hall to operate with the existing monopropylene glycol secondary loop. The new plant has reduced the electricity bill by a third, generated...

    • Publication date : 2011/08/17
  • Women4Energy Conference, 2 December 2015, Stuttgart, Germany

    The Women4Energy International Conference with the focus on Smart Cities takes place in Stuttgart, Germany, inviting women in science and women in industry to increase their network, learn about energy challenges and trends in order to elaborate...

    • Publication date : 2015/10/21
  • Quebec arenas refrigeration system upgrade project.

    The Ministère de l'Education, du Loisir et du Sport from Québec involves in upgrading arenas refrigeration systems.

    • Publication date : 2017/03/23
  • Recent developments in extreme cooling

    Researchers from NIST have demonstrated a solid-state refrigerator using quantum physics in micro- and nanostructures to cool a much larger object to extremely low temperatures. Moreover, a team of Munich’s Ludwig Maximilian University, has...

    • Publication date : 2013/05/17
  • Recent developments in advanced ejector technology

    The objective of this paper published in the International Journal of Refrigeration is to present a review of developments in the use of ejectors focusing on the past several years.

    • Publication date : 2016/08/12
  • Recent trends in data centre cooling

    Currently, keeping computer systems cool accounts for 70% of a data centre’s non-IT energy consumption. With the data centre industry growing by 12% annually, saving energy required for cooling is becoming a crucial issue and new options are being...

    • Publication date : 2012/12/17
  • Recent developments in automobile air conditioning

    Valeo has developed an environmentally-friendly air-conditioning system which meets future EU regulations. The Valeo R-744 system, based on CO2, represents a significant technological breakthrough due to the significantly higher pressure...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/19
  • Recent overview of research on electrocaloric cooling

    A recent literature review presents an overview of research on electrocaloric cooling. The authors addressed the following topics: thermodynamic cycles, electrocaloric materials, experimental devices, numerical...

    • Publication date : 2021/01/04
    • Subjects: Technology
  • The Use of Ice Cream: Recent Trends

    A recent AFP press release pointed out how the face of ice-cream consumption is gradually changing over the years: it is no longer considered merely as a treat for children and is more and more appreciated by adults. Furthermore, the last couple...

    • Publication date : 2006/10/25
  • PCMs and ice slurries: PCMs: two recent applications

    Phase-change materials (PCMs) can provide thermal storage which means that they can absorb thermal energy when they solidify and release it when they melt. This can be very useful to dampen temperature swings. PCMs are usually water-based and are...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • Recent trends in global emissions of HCFCs and HFCs

    Global-scale atmospheric measurements were used by S.A. Montzka et al. to investigate the effectiveness of recent adjustments to production and consumption controls on HCFCs under the Montreal Protocol.

    • Publication date : 2015/05/27
    • Subjects: Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • Briefs: CO2 systems Receive Awards in the USA

    Three companies developing or using CO2, received awards in the United States in 2010: Kysor/Warren, a company based in Georgia was honoured with the 2009-2010 GreenChill Distinguished Partner Award, from the US Environmental Agency (EPA) for its...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Recent applications of CO2 in the food industry

    Carbon dioxide has been used in highly advanced applications the food industry for decades. Recent concerns about greenhouse gas emissions are leading manufacturers to use recycled CO2 from other industrial processes. Linde claim they use the...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • Trends and Figures: Recent History of Russian Air-conditioning Trade

    JARN recently published an overview of Russian AC consumption trends, based on a review of "Climate World 2006" held in Moscow last March, and which compensates for previous lack of information on the subject. The historical summary starts around...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • China receives 265 million USD from the Multilateral Fund to reduce HCFC use

    During its 64th meeting in Montreal, Canada, from July 25 to 29, 2011, the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund (MLF) – a  financial body established to help developing countries meet their Montreal Protocol commitments – has assessed...

    • Publication date : 2011/08/16
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Global warming potential (GWP) of HFC refrigerants

    Using the latest updated data from UNEP’s RTOC 2022 report, we have compiled the 100-year GWP and 20-year GWP values of hydrofluorocarbon-based (HFC) refrigerants. Our table includes...

    • Last update : 2023/09/15
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : HFCs
  • 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…)
  • 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
  • Nanorefrigerants

    Nanorefrigerants are created by adding nanoparticles in suspension to a base refrigerant. They have a thermal conductivity that is 15% to 104% higher than that of the corresponding...

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Nanofluids
  • Thermophysical properties of HFC refrigerants

    Thermophysical properties of over 100 HFC refrigerants, including single-component and blends.

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : HFCs, HFO et HCFO, Blends
  • Thermophysical properties of HFO refrigerants

    Thermophysical properties of over 50 HFO refrigerants, including single-component and blends.

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : HFO et HCFO, Blends
  • Thermophysical properties of hydrocarbon refrigerants

    Thermophysical properties of over 20 hydrocarbon refrigerants, including single-component and blends.

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Blends
  • 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…)
  • 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
  • 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 : 2023/06/09
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs