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  • Uncertainty in the prediction of the climate response to rising levels of GHG

    According to a study published in Nature on January 27, 2005, the climate response to rising levels of greenhouse gases could be much worse than predicted. The study, carried out by Pr Stainforth's team, shows the uncertainty in the predictions....

    • Publication date : 2005/03/15
  • Energy storage thanks to refrigeration

    Electrical energy is notoriously difficult to store, especially on a large scale and this can be particularly problematical when dealing with irregular sources such as wind power for which there can be a great mismatch between energy supply and...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/25
  • Applications of artificial intelligence to refrigeration plants

    A paper from the IIR TPTPR conference presents the energy performance and maintenance benefits of 19 refrigeration plants using artificial intelligence techniques.

    • Publication date : 2021/12/15
    • Subjects: Technology
  • A market study on refrigeration and AC enterprises in Belgium.

    A study performed in 2007, by the Royal Belgian Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Union, in renowned refrigeration and AC companies of various sizes reveals interesting facts. One of the most striking is that almost half of the turnover in the...

    • Publication date : 2007/12/03
  • ICR 2019: an overview of current refrigeration research (part II)

    Presentation of the main scientific and technical topics covered in the papers of the 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration and summary of some of the 14 keynotes.

    • Publication date : 2019/09/30
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Which refrigerants will dominate the European market by 2030?

    A recent article published in the IJR presents the results of a methodology to estimate the evolution of the refrigerant demand by the refrigeration sector in the EU over the period to 2030. 

    • Publication date : 2021/09/07
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Institute of Refrigeration UK (IOR) publications

    On sale: proceedings of papers presented to the IOR, including discussions. The latest CD-ROM includes 2003 and 2004 presentations on: risk assessment model for hydrocarbon refrigerants; temperature prediction software for refrigerated container...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Figures: the cold chain in Germany

    According to the VDKL's latest survey on refrigerated and frozen storage capacities in Germany, in 2005 there were over 728 cold stores with a capacity over 2000 m3. Overall capacity amounted to 20 million m3. There are over 55 000 lorries and 43...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Markets: Air Conditioning

    - World market trendIn 2000 the world air conditioner market stood at about 41 million units, reaching 58 million units in 2004, and with predictions for 2005 at 60 million. In China, the world market leader, the 2005 market figure...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • UK

    Changing roles from exporter to importer, the UK is expected to be a net gas importer by 2006 and by 2020, 80% of the UK's gas will be imported. In line with these predictions, Britain has signed a Treaty with Norway to import gas from Scandinavia...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Market: Japanese heat pump market

    A Japanese market research company has analysed the Japanese heat pump market for applications in Eco-Cute water heaters and air-conditioners and published a forecast for market development over the next 10 years. Growth expectations for the...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Markets: Impacts of the economic crisis

    It is difficult to assess the exact effects of the recession on the refrigeration sector. However, some predictions or figures are of interest. - In a report dated February 2009, SummitSkills looks at the potential impacts of the recession in the...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Efficiency of ground source heat pump systems

    Ground source heat pumps (GHSP) have been reported to be more efficient than more widespread air source heat pumps despite higher installation costs. A recent article has reviewed parameters impacting the energy...

    • Publication date : 2021/03/29
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Higher AC setting temperatures to reduce thermal discomfort and energy demand in warm countries

    Using data from four cities in India, Philippines, and Thailand, a recent study found that occupants experience thermal discomfort from unnecessarily low air conditioning (AC) temperature settings. Warmer indoor...

    • Publication date : 2020/11/27
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    India: scenarios for a sustainable development of the refrigeration sector

    A recent study shows that an accelerated transition from HFCs to low-GWP refrigerants would allow India to go beyond the requirements of the Kigali Amendment and ensure sustainable...

    • Publication date : 2022/09/28
    • Subjects: Developing country, HFCs alternatives
  • 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 : English, French
    • Themes : Caloric cooling (magnetocaloric, electrocaloric, elastocaloric and barocaloric cooling)
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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 : English, French
    • Themes : Ice creams