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  • Briefs: Thermoacoustics

    A project led by the University of Nottingham aims at developing a device acting as a refrigerator, cooker and power generator, using biomass fuels such as wood. The SCORE (Stove for COoking, Refrigeration and Electricity) is based on the use of...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • Briefs: Embraco's new miniature compressor

    In Newsletter No. 35, we reported on research, especially at Purdue University, on the design of miniature evaporators and compressors. Still in the testing phase, but already considered a technological innovation, Embraco's new miniature...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • The heart inspires a new cooling system

    In August 2004, at the Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference in Portland, engineers from Oregon State University in the US, presented a new successful desorption system using branching microchannels. The system was inspired by the human blood pumping...

    • Publication date : 2004/09/14
  • Alternative mixtures for R134a

    A NIST study identifies 23 non-flammable or slightly flammable mixtures as R134a alternatives in air conditioning.

    • Publication date : 2019/08/29
  • Update on illegal HFC trade in Europe

    An EIA investigation highlights the different smuggling routes used to illegally import HFCs into Europe and shows which refrigerants are most frequently sold in this way. 

    • Publication date : 2021/09/07
    • Subjects: Regulation