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  • Brief: A stop to weight loss!

    Although spraying of refrigerated meat produce throughout transportation has been in operation for over 20 years, water loss continues to be a problem during the second phase of refrigeration in the cold chamber. However, if the entire enclosure...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Thin Ice: the very first weight loss clothing line

    According to its creator, refrigerated clothes 'hacks' human metabolism to trick the body into burning up to 1,000 extra calories a day.

    • Publication date : 2015/09/07
  • Superconductivity for aircrafts?

    NASA recently published plans for the development of aircraft using superconductivity for a time frame around 2030. This could allow for noise reduction, improved carbon footprint and energy savings. The main advantage of HTS machines is that they...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Differentiated chilling for meat

    A new intelligent-pad-chilling method for meat carcasses developed by DMRI Consult for the Danish Meat Research Institute, is claimed to be able to reduce meat weight loss by 90% and reduce energy costs by approximately 50%. Each carcass is...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Cogeneration power and cooling for an army mobile system

    This paper was presented at the IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference in Glasgow (Sept. 2004). With the US army's ongoing need to make systems smaller, lighter, quieter and more efficient, new technologies to meet these needs are continuously being...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/24
  • Heat pump refrigerant leakage investigation by the UK DECC

    The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change in collaboration with Eunomia Research and Consulting Ltd and London South Bank University recently published data on refrigerant leakage from heat pump systems.

    • Publication date : 2014/08/27
  • ICCC2020 highlights: Benefits of IoT technologies for cold chain management

    Internet of Things and cloud services are promising solutions for smart management and maintenance of the multiple cold rooms of supermarket chains.

    • Publication date : 2020/10/22
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    Chilled water cooling pads to reduce heat stress in pigs

    A team of scientists at Purdue university in the USA has developed cooling pads to keep pigs cool and reduce the impact of heat stress on milk output and piglet...

    • Publication date : 2023/11/28
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Cool like a butterfly wing

    New study demonstrates that butterfly wings contain a network of living cells with specific thermodynamic and thermoregulatory properties. Butterfly wings cool down as a result of low solar absorption combined with efficient radiative heat...

    • Publication date : 2020/02/28
  • IIR 2023 conference in Ohrid: focus on CO2 heat pumps

    As demonstrated at the last IIR conference in Ohrid , heat pumps are a potential development area for the use of CO2, in particular for the thermal management of electric vehicles. 

    • Publication date : 2023/05/26
    • Subjects: Technology
  • 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 : English, French
    • 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 : English, French
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers