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  • The global VRF (variable flow refrigerant) systems market

    The global VRF (variable flow refrigerant) systems market estimated to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.4% between 2016 and 2022.

    • Publication date : 2016/08/16
  • The challenges of thermal management of next-generation electronic equipment

    With the increasing integration and miniaturization of electronic devices, the heat flows they generate are constantly increasing. Spray cooling has many advantages in this regard. 

    • Publication date : 2023/03/27
  • Ice storage

    Ice storage is not only beneficial in economic terms, it is also energy-saving, noise-free and helps extend the life of the systems. It consists in keeping a certain amount of ice, as a way of storing "cold", in order to use it later. It was...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • Trends and Markets: India: the retail boom spin-offs

    India is positioned as the leading destination for retail investment. This followed saturation in Western retail markets and big Western retailers like Wal-mart and Tesco are entering the Indian market. The USD 412 billion investment which is...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • Refrigerated display cabinets: saving energy without doors

    Refrigerated display cabinets, without glass doors and incorporating a new patented airflow management system, have been installed at a new Tesco Extra eco store in Lincoln, UK.

    • Publication date : 2014/06/19
  • Briefs: CO2 heat pumps for train AC

    A paper presented at the 9th Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants by A. Haffner, O. Christensen and P. Nekså1 envisaged the opportunity to use R744 (CO2) as a refrigerant in air-conditioning (AC) systems in trains. They claimed that...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Quest for the eternal bubble

    Two Paris-based artists, Olivier Dollinger and Jochen Dehn, are attempting to freeze a liquid bubble permanently. The bubble is to be suspended in mid-air thanks to a refined air-flow system, in a large low-temperature refrigerated display cabinet.

    • Publication date : 2013/09/13
  • Solar absorption air conditioning

    When do you need air conditioning? When it is hot and sunny. This is why Broad Air Conditioning, China, one of the world's largest manufacturers of direct-fired absorption chillers, has been focusing on solar absorption air-conditioning systems...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • China evaluates the real risks of hydrocarbons

    According to JARN, China intends to switch half its production of split air conditioners to propane in order to meet the objectives of the HCFC Phase-Out Management Plan by 2015.This involved identifying potential leakage points and using...

    • Publication date : 2012/09/30
  • Solar Air conditioning

    With high summer temperatures, air-conditioning and thermal comfort are increasingly important issues, but raise the challenges of high energy consumption and of environmental consequences. Three recent projects use solar energy to operate...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • Marine refrigeration

    The use of natural refrigerants is gradually spreading. Here are two examples of their use in the marine sector: - Environmentally-friendly fish transport American Freedom is one of the world's largest refrigerated ships and can hold up to...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Briefs: Ionic Wind to Cool PCs

    Kronos Advanced Technologies are developing a cooling process for personal computers based on an ionic wind pump. Ionic air propulsion is based on a principle called the corona discharge, an electrical discharge characterized by a corona, i.e. a...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • The Pentagon activates solar air conditioning

    The solar heating, air-conditioning, power and lighting system installed at the guard station of the Pentagon is one of the most advanced in the US. The system incorporates 12 advanced ways of using solar energy to reduce fossil and electrical...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • EU Ecodesign Regulation No 1253/2014 for Ventilation Units

    Since 1 January 2016, the European Ecodesign Regulation (No 1253/2014) has been applied to ventilation units with stringent requirements scheduled in 2018.

    • Publication date : 2016/03/31
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • Cool IT: a new use for CO2

    Carbon dioxide offers a new optimum cooling medium for IT facilities. Electrically benign, and therefore non-hazardous to servers and cabling, it is seven times more efficient at cooling than water: CO2 permits reduced volume flows and smaller...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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