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  • Pulse technology defrosts surfaces in seconds

    A team of Japanese and American researchers is developing with a new, fast and efficient technology to defrost surfaces.

    • Publication date : 2019/09/30
  • 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
  • An improved liquid cooling system for the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

    The 'hybrid liquid cooling' solution allows a better heat distribution, making the SP4 feel a bit cooler.

    • Publication date : 2015/10/22
  • White paint reduces air conditioning demand

    A team of researchers has developed a radiative cooling paint that keeps surfaces more than 1.7 °C cooler than their ambient surroundings (at noon).

    • Publication date : 2020/11/27
  • Cooling the ATST solar telescope

    The Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST), currently under construction on the Pacific island of Maui, will be the world’s largest solar telescope, able to provide the sharpest views ever taken of the solar surface

    • Publication date : 2014/09/19
  • 20,000 megabytes under the sea

    Microsoft has tested a prototype called Project Natick of a self-contained data center that can operate hundreds of meters below the surface of the ocean off the Pacific coast, reducing the need for expensive cooling.

    • Publication date : 2016/05/09
  • 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
  • Frost detection and defrosting methods: latest advances

    A recent Purdue conference paper presents the state of the art regarding methods for retarding the onset of frosting, frost detection techniques and defrosting strategies, including those based on artificial...

    • Publication date : 2023/02/21
  • Efficient cooling methods to reduce heat stress in pigs

    Microclimate parameters such as air temperature and humidity are important indicators of animal welfare. Besides, heat stress is more detrimental to productivity in the swine...

    • Publication date : 2020/10/22
    • Subjects: Technology
  • CO2 Supermarkets

    The journal Die Kälte und Klimatechnik has just produced an article on the opening of a supermarket using refrigeration installations for the first time running on direct expansion CO2 with both medium and low temperatures in Wettingen,...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Reducing the economic costs of a direct-use geothermal heating system

    Italian researchers have modelled a polymer heat exchanger to reduce the cost of a direct-use geothermal heating system for a single building in the active volcano district of the...

    • Publication date : 2022/02/21
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Briefs: Chameleon tiles for energy savings

    It is a well-known fact that dark surfaces absorb the sun's heat, whereas white surfaces reflect it. US Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, considers that turning all roofs white would eliminate as much greenhouse gas emissions in 20 years as the...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Frost mitigation methods for heat pumps and refrigeration systems

    Frost growth is an important issue since defrosting can represent up to 30% of the total energy consumption of refrigerated display cabinets. Review of the various frost mitigation technologies and latest...

    • Publication date : 2021/12/15
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Radiative cooling coatings that can adapt to the seasons

    A novel material can be used as a coating on building’s rooftops or windows to provide radiative cooling in the summer without overcooling in the colder months. 

    • Publication date : 2022/01/28
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Heating and cooling ceilings

    The upcoming translation of European Directive 2002/91/EC on improving energy efficiency in buildings into EU national legislation in January 2006 calls for a clear improvement in the energy efficiency of cooling and heating systems. In view of...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • 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 : French, English
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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…)