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Le futur de l'ammoniac en tant que frigorigène.

Ammonia's future as a refrigerant.

Auteurs : LINDBORG A.


There is a belief that ammonia is both poisonous and explosive. This is not true if one examines the definition of "poisonous" and of "explosive". This belief has often been a hindrance to profitability in the refrigeration industry. Most people have experienced, to a greater or lesser extent, the smell of ammonia, while only a few people have actually been injured by ammonia. Furthermore, although flammable, ammonia does not explode. It "flash burns" like confined smoke does in a building fire. As a refrigerant, ammonia is unsurpassed, and it has excellent thermodynamic qualities that also have environmental advantages. All life is dependent on the recirculation of nitrogen, in which the breaking down of natural substances to ammonia is an essential part. Ammonia will continue to be used as a refrigerant in the future since society cannot afford not to use it.

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Pages : 2007-2


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  • Titre original : Ammonia's future as a refrigerant.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 2007-1908
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : Ammonia Refrigeration Technology for Today and Tomorrow.
  • Date d'édition : 19/04/2007


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