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  • Nanotechnology applications: Nanopackaging

    Nanopackaging market worth billions Global sales of nanotechnology-related products approached 739 million € last year, and the food packaging industry could be worth as much as 22 billion €, according to a new study that provides an insight into...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • Nanotechnology applications: Nano-insulation

    It is claimed that a new material using nanotechnology and consisting in a micron-thickness film with tiny cells containing a vacuum could reduce the energy consumption of refrigerating units by as much as 20%. Nanoskin was developed by General...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • Nanotechnology: the future of heat exchangers?

    The US Department of Energy has awarded contracts to improve energy efficiency. One such contract, awarded to TIAX, a technology development company, through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programme, shall be used to develop a...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/24
  • Briefs: Voice-prompt technology

    Voice-prompt technology for the first time in China: Hisense Hitachi has launched a multi-function remote controller for air conditioners with a voice-prompt feature when the user adjusts the temperature. JARN, July 25, 2010

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Automobile technology: what’s new?

    Delphi Corporation has developed a reversible CO 2 car air-conditioning system using air-coolant heat-pump technology. Delphi says that the system allows better integration into the vehicle and a higher performance-to-cost ratio than other...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Ozone2Climate Technology Road Show

    The Ozone2Climate Technology Road Show*, the first showcase of technological alternatives to ozone-depleting substance (ODS) in South East Asia, took place in the Maldives on May 8-12, 2011. Alongside, also took place an Industry Roundtable on...

    • Publication date : 2011/08/08
  • The latest in laptop cooling technology

    The latest developments in laptop cooling technology are based on liquid cooling systems which are thermally more efficient than regular air-based systems. In the past, liquid cooling was not a practical option for laptops because there wasn’t...

    • Publication date : 2013/06/25
  • Refrigerated transport: innovative hybrid technology

    Carrier Transicold introduced Deltek hybrid diesel electric technology to the refrigerated transport industry in October of this year. The ultra-high-performance, EPA-compliant system can be used in multi-temperature applications without...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Growing interest in CO2 technology

    Scientists and refrigeration practitioners are increasingly interested in carbon dioxide (CO2) technology. The IIR's Fridoc database contains 198 references to articles mentioning CO2 in their titles and 448 containing the term CO2 in the key...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • Fridge innovations: Bicycle technology

    A regular electricity supply is absolutely crucial for the proper operation of refrigerated equipment, but it is not necessarily easy to come by, especially in rural areas or in developing countries. In order to address the problem, the Indian...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • 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
  • Hydrogen technology: Global Observer

    Demand for unmanned aerial vehicles is soaring and companies are racing to produce systems that fly higher for longer periods and can carry heavier payloads. AeroVironment Inc.'s Global Observer can fly at around 20 000 m for as long as a week and...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Liquid crystal technology speeds up foodborne pathogen detection

    Crystal Diagnostics has pioneered liquid-crystal technology that enables smart fast detection of bacteria and other dangerous pathogens such as E. coli in foodstuffs.

    • Publication date : 2012/02/28
  • Modern technology permits economical refrigerated shipments

    The number of refrigerated shipments, and thus the number of refrigerated containers, has risen worldwide in recent years. Hamburg Süd is optimizing the use of cooling energy and will reduce the energy consumption of its reefer containers by 15%...

    • Publication date : 2013/06/27
  • New solar-cooling technology for cooling-freezing

    Refrigeration is often based on compressor technology which consumes electricity. A recently developed system making it possible to achieve relatively low temperatures solely using solar energy has been designed by PROMES, a laboratory working...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • 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)
  • Liquefied Natural Gas: production process and cold energy recovery

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled to about -160 °C and turned into a liquid to facilitate transportation and storage. A typical LNG supply chain...

    • Last update : 2022/06/20
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hydrocarbon refrigerants

    Hydrocarbons such as R290 (propane), R600a (isobutane) or R1270 (propene/propylene) are low GWP non-toxic natural refrigerants with excellent thermodynamic properties. They offer an...

    • Last update : 2022/06/22
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction
  • 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…)
  • Cold storage conditions for fruits and vegetables

    Practical recommendations for the cold storage of over 200 cultivars of fruits, vegetables and herbs (storage temperatures, relative humidity, storage time, controlled atmosphere...

    • Last update : 2023/01/16
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Fruit, Vegetables
  • Nanorefrigerants

    Nanorefrigerants are created by adding nanoparticles in suspension to a base refrigerant. They have a thermal conductivity that is 15% to 104% higher than that of the corresponding...

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Nanofluids
  • Thermophysical properties of HFC refrigerants

    Thermophysical properties of over 100 HFC refrigerants, including single-component and blends.

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : HFCs, Blends, HFO et HCFO
  • Thermophysical properties of HFO refrigerants

    Thermophysical properties of over 50 HFO refrigerants, including single-component and blends.

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : Blends, HFO et HCFO
  • Thermophysical properties of hydrocarbon refrigerants

    Thermophysical properties of over 20 hydrocarbon refrigerants, including single-component and blends.

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Blends