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  • Air conditioner wastewater purified for human consumption

    In Ecuador, Panasonic developed ACH20, a filtering system that purifies air conditioner wastewater and makes it fit for human consumption.

    • Publication date : 2015/09/03
  • Norwegian lobster farm uses waste heat from datacentre

    An innovative lobster farm will use waste heat from a Norwegian datacentre for water temperature regulation.

    • Publication date : 2021/08/30
    • Subjects: Technology
  • US increasing food waste

    Food waste contributes to excess consumption of freshwater and fossil fuels which, along with methane and CO2 emissions from decomposing food, thus impact global climate change. In a recent paper published in the Public Library of Science ONE,...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • 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
  • Green buildings

    Moscow City Tower is to be Europe's tallest and the world's second tallest building. The 600-m naturally ventilated tower designed by Norman Foster will accommodate 25 000 people - a city unto itself - and the designer is aiming for LEED gold...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Sorption chillers

    Sorption chiller technology is rapidly developing, especially that using solar energy. - As highlighted by Jacob and Kohlenbach* during the latest IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids in Sydney, in Europe, numerous new...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Solar Air conditioning

    With high summer temperatures, air-conditioning and thermal comfort are increasingly important issues, but raise the challenges of high energy consumption and of environmental consequences. Three recent projects use solar energy to operate...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • Briefs: Giant chiller

    A 5-MW 2-stage water-lithium bromide absorption chiller was recently inaugurated at Ulm Technical University in Germany. The Chinese-manufactured chiller is driven by hot wastewater (180°C) from a bio-energy-fired cogeneration plant. This...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • Green Buildings: King Abdullah University

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, has been selected as one of the 2010 "Top Ten Green Projects" by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE). The annual...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Briefs: Dehumidification and cooling system cuts energy consumption by 43% in meat processing plant

    Cooling and dehumidification costs in a meat plant in Germany have been reduced by a system using hot and cold water from other processes. According to DuCool, TönniesFleisch plant in Rheda-Wiedenbrück is saving annually 165 000 € in electricity...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • Energy savings: Case study on a cool way to cut energy consumption in the UK food industry

    A collaborative research and development project led by a mechanical engineering team from Brunel University, UK, found that supermarkets and food processing plants could cut their energy costs by over 30% and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Green cooling solutions for the Olympics

    VANOC, the Vancouver Organizing Committee (www.Vancouver2010.com), claims that these Olympics are the greenest ever and there are whole lists of environmentally friendlier features in the venues. And...

    • Publication date : 2010/02/19
  • Market: European heat pump market

    - The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) has published an updated version of its outlook for the European heat pump market. The report shows that after 2 years of very difficult economic times, the market decline has stopped and heat pump...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • World AC and compressor trends

    In its recent report, JARN estimates that the HVAC&R market in 2006 was about 66 billion USD and about half of sales were air conditioners and related products. - Regarding the AC market, China, the US, Japan and major European countries make...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Food waste top agenda at FAO Near East Conference

    FAO recently announced measures to improve regional food security by cutting food losses and waste during its Regional Conference for the Near East. Some 15% of vegetables and legumes and more than 30% of perishable foods are wasted annually in ....

    • Publication date : 2012/10/12
  • 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)
  • 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