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  • How about refreshing Parisians with the Seine river water... (in French)

    Following discussions between the Snefcca - French national trade union for refrigeration, professional cooking facilities and air conditioning companies) and the Paris City Hall (France), the project to use the non-drinking water network in order...

    • Publication date : 2016/10/10
  • Meeting the cooling and freshwater needs of arid countries

    In a recent review article, the authors summarised research efforts in meeting cooling and freshwater demands in arid and hot climates, using available solar...

    • Publication date : 2023/03/28
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Treated water for district cooling

    In Dubai, Empower claims to have saved 735,000 m3 of fresh water last year by using treated water in its district cooling systems.

    • Publication date : 2015/09/04
    • Subjects: Environment, General information
  • Out of ordinary: Skiing under a hot desert sun

    What has been referred to as one of the "biggest refrigerators in the world", Dubai's indoor winter sports centre, designed by Acer Snowmech Consultants, spans 170 000 m3, defying nature and a stifling hot desert sun. In order to create an ideal...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Briefs: Superchilling keeps fish fresh longer

    Scientists at the Norwegian Institute of Technology SINTEF have found that the superchilling of fish or meat between -1 to -3°C combines the extended life of freezing while retaining the fresh taste that chilling provides; it also reduces storage...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Briefs: Chilled beams take off

    Several MIT buildings now boast what looks like slim, fin-tubed radiators in ceiling cavities. These cooling devices are chilled beams. They use water, not air, to remove heat from a room. The potential energy reduction of using chilled beams...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Out of the ordinary: Keeping clay soldiers (relatively) cool

    The largest group of terracotta figures ever lent by China was on display at the British Museum until April 6, 2008. The Chinese government required the 20 warriors to be kept at temperatures of 22°C + 2°C and at humidity levels of 45% RH + 8%, a...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Briefs: A CO2 secondary refrigerant system to test icebreakers

    Travelling through the North Pole's ice-capped seas could reduce sea transport distances between Hamburg and Osaka, Japan, or Shanghai, China, for instance, by more than 4000 nautical miles, thus allowing for great time and financial savings. The...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/25
  • Brief: garden fresh

    A new system involving the direct humidification of vegetables in supermarket displays allows for greater freshness and a more appealing product. A recent study carried out in the US has shown the benefits of such a system: in atomised lettuce,...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Garden fresh

    A new system involving the direct spray cooling of vegetables in supermarket displays allows for greater freshness and a more appealing product. A recent study carried out in the US has shown the benefits of such a system: in lettuce, only one out...

    • Publication date : 2005/12/22
  • Briefs: Edible optics to prevent food poisoning

    Edible nanosensors made from silk could alert consumers regarding potential contamination of food thanks to a hologram-type indicator embedded in the pack. Researchers at Tufts University in the US are working on the development of bioactive silk...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mele Kaliki Cool!

    An USD 3-4 million dollar deep-seawater cooling system is to form part of a USD 100 million redevelopment project underway in Hawaii to meet the island's air-conditioning requirements. The system, to be designed by the Honolulu Board of Water...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • US increasing food waste

    Food waste contributes to excess consumption of freshwater and fossil fuels which, along with methane and CO2 emissions from decomposing food, thus impact global climate change. In a recent paper published in the Public Library of Science ONE,...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • 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 : English, French
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs