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  • Comparison of oxygen liquefaction methods for use on the surface of Mars

    An article published in Cryogenics reviews the various methods by which oxygen (used with methane as a propellant for ascent from the planet's surface) could be liquefied and stored on the surface of Mars.

    • Publication date : 2018/04/19
  • Impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on the refrigeration sector

    Various domains of the refrigeration sector are impacted by the current epidemic. Overview of some of these impacts.

    • Publication date : 2020/05/26
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Juice mission: discovering the icy moons of Jupiter

    ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (Juice) lifted off on an Ariane 5 rocket on 14 April 2023. This successful launch marks the beginning of an ambitious journey to discover the secrets...

    • Publication date : 2023/04/26
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Successful test of the cryogenic engine to be used to launch India's second moon mission

    The Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully tested the Cryogenic Engine CE-20, which will power GSLV Mk-III, the launch vehicle for Chandrayaan-2, India's second lunar exploration mission.

    • Publication date : 2018/11/22
  • Hydrogen technology: Cryogenic Engine

    A liquid oxygen-hydrogen pump fed engine achieved a major technical milestone in throttling capability. It is designed to demonstrate successful throttling from full power down to 10% of its thrust. This flexibility to control the flow of fuel...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Air paths inside fruit

    Microscopically small structures inside pears and apples allow them to "breathe". Researchers at the Catholic University of Leuven and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) have visualized these pathways for the first time, therefore...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • Briefs: Ice slurries, heart attack victims and surgery patients

    In cardiac arrest victims, without fresh oxygen from blood pumped through the body, brain cells start to die in just minutes. Within 10-20 minutes after the heart stops beating, even if doctors can get the heart beating again, the brain has died....

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • Briefs: Nitrogen blasting designed for beer shelf life boost

    Vacuum Barrier Corp. has developed Nitrojetter technology, which reduces oxygen levels within carbonated beverages in order to extend shelf life without affecting taste or colour. Nitrojetter uses liquid nitrogen steam that is fired into the...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/25
  • 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
  • Brief: cooling newborns

    A recent study demonstrated that cooling newborns having suffered from oxygen deprivation helps prevent brain damage. Medically induced hypothermia reduced the risk of death by 13% and the risk of cerebral palsy by 11%.

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • First liquefied hydrogen carrier launched in Japan

    In line with its commitment to pave the way for the first "Hydrogen Society", Japan intends to use this carrier to transport hydrogen from Australia, where it is produced from lignite.

    • Publication date : 2020/02/05
  • Cryogenic applications: India

    India is developing semi-cryogenic propulsion technology using kerosene as a propellant to enhance its capability to launch satellites in the 6-tonne class. The technology utilizes liquid oxygen and aviation-grade kerosene instead of liquid...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • News about IIR members: Air Products

    Air Products has launched a new air-separation plant in Tangshan, China, and will supply oxygen via a pipeline to Guo Feng Steel, along with liquid products to other customers in the region. With a production level of over 30 million tons, Guo...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Briefs: Non-PVC Food Wrap

    Diamant Film, a Canadian company, is responding to banning of PVC stretch films used for foods and now has exclusive marketing and distribution rights for its non-PVC films in China, South Korea and Thailand. PVC films contain DEHA, a carcinogenic...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Cryogenic applications: Major cryogenic storage project

    Thames Cryogenics is setting up one of the most ambitious cryogenic storage projects in Europe. The UK Biobank, based in Stockport, Oxfordshire, aims to recruit around 500 000 people across the UK between the ages of 40 to 69 and to track their...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • 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 : English, French
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs