The Quest For Climate-Friendly Refrigerants Pose Complicated Choices

NIST quest for climate-friendly refrigerants finds complicated choices



Researchers at NIST has just completed a multi-year study to identify the “best” candidates for future use of air conditioning refrigerants. The objective is to find the refrigerants that have the lowest impact on climate.

Unfortunately, all 27 fluids NIST identified as the best from a performance viewpoint are at least slightly flammable, which is not allowed under U.S. safety codes for most end uses. Several fluids among the list of refrigerants are highly flammable, including propane, the fuel for outdoor grills.

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Industrial Refrigeration Systems Market Worth 23.22 Billion USD by 2022

Industrial Refrigeration Systems Market Worth 23.22 Billion USD by 2022

PUNE, India, October 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

According to the market research report “Industrial Refrigeration Systems Market by Equipment (Compressors, Condensers, Evaporators), Refrigerant Type (Ammonia, CO2, HFCS), Application (Fruits & Vegetables Processing, Beverages, Refrigerated Warehouses), & Geography – Global Forecast to 2022”, published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to reach USD 23.22 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 5.24% between 2016 and 2022.

North America held the largest market share in 2015

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Ozone Layer Recovery Study


In a new study, researchers said they had found “fingerprints” indicating that the seasonal ozone hole over Antarctica, a cause of concern since it was discovered in 1984, was getting smaller.

The findings are being attributed in part to the Montreal Protocol, the 1987 treaty signed by almost every nation. This finding has been covered in major new media. For click the links below for more information on this latest study.

Global Market Update – Strong Growth of “Natural” Refrigerants

Natural Refrigerants Surge

A new report published by Zion Research shows strong growth of “natural” refrigerants. The report shows a potential surge from USD 750.2 Million in 2014 to USD 1,418.20 Million by 2020.

Natural refrigerants are the best alternatives used for fluorocarbon refrigerants. Growing awareness about global warming and other environmental issues created due to the synthetic refrigerants like fluorocarbon has overcome by the use of natural refrigerants.

For more information please read this full article posted in EconoTimes