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  • New heat pump life cycle performance assessment tool

    The Air-conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology Institute (AHRTI) developed a tool to calculate Life Cycle Climate Performance (LCCP), using Microsoft Excel.

    • Publication date : 2012/06/27
  • The life cycle of fluorocarbons: case studies

    The Climate and Clean Air Coalition has published a guide for policymakers in which  good practices regarding the life cycle of fluorocarbons are discussed. Concrete examples of refrigerant recycling in...

    • Publication date : 2022/07/08
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • India: The challenges of life-cycle refrigerant management

    In May 2023, the CEEW published a study examining the current status of refrigerant recovery, recycling, reuse, and destruction in India.

    • Publication date : 2023/08/07
    • Subjects: Environment
  • Assessment of the environmental impact of domestic refrigerators using LCCP

    The environmental impact of domestic refrigerators over their lifetime has been quantified in different configurations (operating cycles, materials, insulation) in a recent IJR article. 

    • Publication date : 2021/02/23
  • Commercial refrigeration in Europe: huge potential for saving money

    Compared to "remote rack CO2" systems, a store using integral display cases with propane (R290) as a refrigerant could achieve savings of over EUR 50,000 over a 10 year period, according to a life-cycle analysis.

    • Publication date : 2018/03/22
  • Recycling could significantly cut down emissions from HFC production

    A team of researchers estimated that with 30% of recycled refrigerants in the annual output, CO2 emissions from the production of R134a could be reduced by about a...

    • Publication date : 2022/02/28
    • Subjects: Environment
  • 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
  • Briefs: LCCP

    The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Institute (ARTI) has opened bidding for a new research project to establish a standardized methodology to calculate the Life Cycle Climate Performance (LCCP) for stationary heating, ventilation,...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Cryogenics: Energy Saving for Cryogenic Systems

    The Cryogenics Group in the Accelerator Engineering Department of the Accelerator Division of Thomas Jefferson's National Accelerator Facilities has discovered a way of cutting the energy consumption of the compressors involved in cryocooling. The...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • The LNG-fuelled fleet continues to grow

    According to the maritime classification and consultancy company DNV, orders for LNG-fuelled ships remained high in 2022, close to the record figure of 2021. The use of LNG as a...

    • Publication date : 2023/02/20
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Refrigerated transport: innovative hybrid technology

    Carrier Transicold introduced Deltek hybrid diesel electric technology to the refrigerated transport industry in October of this year. The ultra-high-performance, EPA-compliant system can be used in multi-temperature applications without...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Briefs: First zipper for meat in Europe

    SPIS Grilstad is using re-sealable Zip-Pak packaging for its deli meat products and its market share has risen from 18% to 75%. Zip-pak's re-sealable devices have already been used in the US but are new to Europe. A recent study performed a...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • 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: ARTI's 21st Century Research Program

    During the 2004 ASHRAE Winter meeting in Anaheim, results from several research projects initiated under the ARTI (Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Institute) 21st Century Research Program - initiated by ARI (Air-Conditioning and...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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)
  • 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…)