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  • The European Commission has initiated an evaluation of the Regulation n°1005/2009 on ozone-depleting substances (ODS)

    The European Commission recently published a roadmap ahead of the evaluation of the effectiveness of European ODS Regulation n°1005/2009.

    • Publication date : 2017/09/05
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • Latest research on ammonia-based absorption refrigeration systems

    A recent article has reviewed literature on absorption chillers that use ammonia as a refrigerant, along with water (H2O), lithium nitrate (LiNO3), and lithium nitrate + water...

    • Publication date : 2021/02/25
    • Subjects: Technology
  • New energy-efficient way to make ammonia

    The traditional way of manufacturing ammonia leaves a huge carbon footprint. An Australian team of researchers have found a cheaper and greener way to make ammonia from air, water, and renewable electricity....

    • Publication date : 2021/02/08
    • Subjects: Environment, HFCs alternatives
  • 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
  • Refrigeration education!

    "Eat Smart and Be Smart" is the slogan of the social marketing campaign that was launched in Barbados on July 12, 2005 by the Barbados Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO). The aim of the campaign...

    • Publication date : 2005/09/30
  • A ship sinks due to refrigeration failure

    Three years ago, in April 2001, a factory freezer trawler, the Fame, sank off the coast of Labrador, Canada. According to a recent report by a provincial Transportation Safety Board, the ship sank due to a chain of events, eventually flooding the...

    • Publication date : 2004/05/25
  • Green light for VIP project

    The EU's sustainable development project aiming to reduce energy consumption has led to the recently concluded Vacuum Insulating Panels (VIP) project, initiated in 2001. According to the designers, these panels provide 5-7 times more insulating...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Ice Gurus

    Ice tailoring appears to be the new Olympic challenge. Ice must be tailored to each athlete's needs, e.g. long-track speed skaters prefer a surface as low as -7 to -8°C, whilst figure skaters need to dig their skates into the ice in order to pull...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Transport and storage sharing

    The Sustainable Distribution Initiative, a cooperation scheme aimed at responding to spiralling energy costs and the demands of consumers to reduce the number of food miles in product distribution is being initiated by IGD, a food and grocery...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • The lifetime cost of a magnetic refrigerator

    A research paper published in the International Journal of Refrigeration demonstrates the lifetime cost of a magnetic refrigerator.

    • Publication date : 2016/08/10
  • Nanoe ™ X technology could inhibit COVID19 in air conditioners

    Panasonic has developed an ionizer that inhibits certain pathogenic microorganisms (including viruses). Recent tests seem to demonstrate its effectiveness on COVID-19. 

    • Publication date : 2020/11/26
  • Chillers: efficiency takes off

    Chillers are key refrigerating systems since, according to the Department of Energy, in the US, they account for about 13% of the power consumed by the nation's buildings and 9% of the overall demand for electric power. Examples below illustrate...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • HFC phase-down in the USA, in China and in Europe

    Prospects for the ratification of the Kigali Amendment by China and the US, and new bans on HFCs under  the F-Gas Regulation in Europe 

    • Publication date : 2021/05/31
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Personal thermal comfort thanks to a dual-mode textile

    Scientists at Stanford University, California (US) have demonstrated a dual-mode textile that can perform both passive radiative heating and cooling using the same piece of textile.

    • Publication date : 2018/05/22
  • Edible carrot films display food packaging potential

    Barrier properties exhibited by carrot-based edible films demonstrate potential for their use as packaging for a variety of food types, according to recent research from China.

    • Publication date : 2011/12/27
  • 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 : 2022/11/21
    • 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)
  • 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
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    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 : 2022/10/12
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams