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  • Heat exhangers: what's new?

    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...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Briefs: Sustainable fishery in Namibia

    Since November 2009, Hangana Seafood has a new pre-sorting facility in Walvis Bay harbour, Namibia, which uses ammonia as a refrigerant. The 2800 m² sorting facility has a 0°C chill room for holding unsorted fish, two 16°C temperature-controlled...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Briefs: Axima Refrigeration GmbH

    A new giant is born: Axima Refrigeration GmbH of Lindau, Germany, Smardt Inc. of Montreal, Canada, and PowerPax of Melbourne, Australia have joined forces to market Turbocor oil-free compressors. The giant consortium will supply major companies...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Underground river to cool the London tube

    The "Cooling the Tube" competition in 2003, promising GBP 100 000 to those finding a workable solution to cool the Tube, received 3400 entries. Modern systems with large tunnels and surface lines can be cooled using air-cooling systems. However,...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Briefs: Cool job

    Cooling Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building is not without its challenges. The huge cooling plant designed by ETA M&E's district cooling division supplies chilled water for the Burj Dubai, Dubai Mall and two 5-star hotels. Inside the Burj...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Brief: Protrait of an optimal system

    With looming commitments under the Kyoto Protocol, energy efficiency in buildings, including in art galleries, is essential. Paintings not only require an aesthetic environment, but one in which the air temperature and humidity is controlled. The...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Energy saving initiatives for cooling in data centres

    In January 2021, Europe’s leading cloud and data centre operators signed the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, a self-regulatory initiative to become climate neutral by 2030. According to recent studies, free...

    • Publication date : 2021/02/25
    • Subjects: Environment, Technology
  • 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
  • PCM2016 highlights: The supercooled water method: a promising technique for ice slurry generation

    The following summary refers to a paper presented during the 11th Phase-Change Materials and Slurries for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (PCM2016) IIR conference which took place on May 18-20 in Karlsruhe, Germany. This paper can be downloaded...

    • Publication date : 2016/09/14
  • District cooling: Copenhagen, home of the largest absorption chiller cooling

    A recent report by the City of Copenhagen, home of the largest absorption chiller cooling, network gives a glimpse of its district cooling system which uses seawater and surplus heat from the district heating network (through absorption cooling...

    • Publication date : 2013/03/18
  • New evaporative cooling system for more energy efficient data centres

    A dew point cooling system, which is an indirect evaporative cooling system that approaches the dew point, has reduced the electricity consumption of a UK data centre by 80%. 

    • Publication date : 2021/12/15
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Nano-cooling

    A reversible air-cooling and dehumidification system operating without refrigerant gases developed by Dais Analytic and undergoing beta testing is projected to reduce energy use and CO2 emissions by over 50%, to have Seasonal Energy Efficiency...

    • Publication date : 2011/07/01
  • Evaporative cooling: continuation of the Cold-Snap project at Harvard University

    Tests show that Cold-Snap evaporative cooling technology would be effective in humid climates, while limiting water consumption.

    • Publication date : 2022/09/28
  • United Kingdom: evaporative cooling for Tesco superstores

    Thanks to evaporative cooling, Tesco expects to lower the energy consumtpion in its supermarkets and to reduce significantly its maintenance costs.

    • Publication date : 2018/01/12
  • Evaporative cooling without adding humidity

    Scientists at the University of Harvard have designed a prototype evaporative cooling system called Cold-SNAP that effectively cools air at low cost for both dry and humid climates.

    • Publication date : 2020/05/26
    • Subjects: Developing country, Technology