Refrigeration/AC/Air Quality


Refrigerants with Low Global Warming Potential

Source: facilityexecutive.com Published: February 10, 2017 By Brian Fricke, Ken Schultz, and Xudong Wang With the ratification of the Montreal protocol in 1987, chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerants, such as R11, R12, R22, and R123,...

Chile Launches Demonstration of Alternative Refrigeration Technology

Source: ccacoalition.org Published: January 18, 2017 Jumbo supermarket in Valdivia, Chile installs transcritical carbon dioxide refrigeration by CCAC secretariat A supermarket in Chile has become the first in the country to adopt new refrigeration technology in an...

If You Fix This, You Fix a Big Piece of the Climate Puzzle

Source: nytimes.com Published: July 13, 2017 By LISA FRIEDMAN Curbing 87 percent of the climate change pollutants found in air-conditioners by 2050 could eliminate 89.7 gigatons of emissions. Source: “Drawdown,” edited by Paul Hawken Fixing air-conditioning is, let’s...

Refrigeration That Won’t Heat Up the Planet

Source: greenpeace.org Published: July 1, 2016 A group of greenhouse gases you’ve probably never heard of contributes much more than its share to climate change. Known as F-gases, these chemicals are used to cool drinks, food, cars, supermarkets and office buildings....

How AB InBev Beat its Eco-Cooler Goal Two Years Early

Source: environmentalleader.com Published: May 13, 2016 By Jessica Lyons Hardcastle Anheuser-Busch InBev beat its 2017 eco-cooler goal two years early, according to the company’s most recent sustainability report. The achievement moved AB InBev from its 2012 baseline...

Climate-Friendly Freezers

Source: unilever.com Published: June 21, 2017 We are continuing our efforts to roll out energy-efficient cabinets that use climate-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerants. Why are climate friendly freezers important? Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants are greenhouse gases...

Tips for Working with Eco-Friendly Refrigerants

Source: refrigerationschool.com Published: September 6, 2016 By Oanh Nguyen Since worries about the depletion of the ozone layer began in the 1980s, refrigerants with high ozone depletion potential (ODP) – chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons...

How New Generation Rotary Evaporators Work

Source: ecodyst.com Published: July 16, 2016 Problem: Rotary evaporators (“rotavaps”) have for decades been staples in labs and industries performing chemistry, including labs in the chemical, environmental, materials, life science, and forensics industries. Key...