Briefs: ASHRAE to fund research on CO2

For the first time, ASHRAE is to support research on CO2 (R744) in industrial refrigeration. Thanks to an USD 90 000 grant from ASHRAE, Washington State University (WSU) will conduct research on heat exchangers for sub-critical applications over a 2-year period. Amir Jokar at WSU says "If we can use new technology to produce a less expensive way of condensing CO2 for refrigeration purposes, especially in low-temperature applications, it could have an enormous global effect."