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Current Projects

Cast Heat Exchanger Using the Novel Al-Ce Alloy
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN
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Air Conditioner with Integrated Phase-Change Composite Material
Lead Performer: National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Golden, CO
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High Efficiency Solid-State Heat Pump Module
Lead Performer: United Technologies Research Center – East Hartford, CT
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High-Efficiency Low Global-Warming Potential (GWP) Compressor
Lead Performer: United Technologies Research Center – East Hartford, CT
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Low-Cost Electrochemical Compressor Utilizing Green Refrigerants for HVAC Applications
Lead Performer: Xergy Inc. – Seaford, DE Partners: -- University of Delaware - Newark, DE -- Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
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Membrane Based Air Conditioning
Lead Performer: Dais Analytic Corporation – Odessa, FL Partners: -- Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN -- Xergy Inc. – Seafo...
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Integrated MSHP Control in Existing Homes—UCF
This project will refine a new approach to using mini-split heat pumps in existing homes.
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Compact Thermoelastic Cooling System
Lead Performer: Maryland Energy and Sensor Technologies, LLC – College Park, MD
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Advanced HVAC Equipment Design Strategies for Optimal Efficiency and Humidity Control
Lead Performer: Home Innovation Research Labs Inc. — Upper Marlboro, MD
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Residential Cold Climate Heat Pump with Variable-Speed Technology
Lead Performer: Unico Systems - St. Louis, MO Partners: -- Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN -- Purdue University - West Lafayette, ...
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Development of an Innovative, High-Efficiency Radon Fan
Lead Performer: Mechanical Solutions Inc. – Whippany, NJ Partner: Fantech – Lenexa, KS
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Low-Global Warming Potential HVAC System with Ultra-Small Centrifugal Compression
Lead Performer: Mechanical Solutions Inc. – Whippany, NJ Partners: Lennox International Inc. – Richardson,
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Adhesive Bonding of Aluminum and Copper in HVAC&R Applications
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory — Oak Ridge, TN Partner: 3M — Maplewood, MN
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Alternative Refrigerant Evaluation for High-Ambient-Temperature Environments
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN Partners: Navigant Consulting, Inc. – Burlington, MA
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Wireless Sensor for Pump Efficiency
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN Partner: KCF Technologies
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Fuel Cell Combined Cooling, Heating, and Power
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN Partner: Be Power Tech Inc. – Deerfield Beach, FL
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Novel Solid-State Magnetocaloric Air Conditioner
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN Partner: Vaccumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG., Hanau, Germany
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Novel Ground-Level Integrated Diverse Energy Storage (GLIDES) Coupled with Building Air Conditioning
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Lab — Oak Ridge, TN Partners: Georgia Tech — Atlanta, GA; IntelliChoice Energy — Las Vegas, NV
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Residential Gas-Fired Cost-Effective Triple-State Sorption Heat Pump
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Lab — Oak Ridge, TN
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Evaluation of Safe Refrigerant Charge Limits for Flammable Refrigerants
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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Mechanical Dehumidification Using High-Frequency Ultrasonic Vibration
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory — Oak Ridge, TN
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Carbon Nanorods for Intense Dehumidification
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN
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Design and Optimization for New Refrigerant Blends
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN
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Peel and Stick Sensor for Refrigerant Leak Detection
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN
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Radiation Defrosting Technique
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN
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Desiccant-Based Separate Sensible and Latent AC System
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) — Oak Ridge, TN
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Advanced Adsorption Technology for New High-Efficiency Natural-Gas Furnace at Low Cost
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) — Oak Ridge, TN Partner: University of Connecticut — Storrs, CT
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Innovative Low-Cost Ground Heat Exchanger for Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN
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Novel Solar Absorption Cooling System to Reduce Peak Loads
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN
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Design/Optimization of Heat/Mass Exchangers (HMX) using Membrane Technologies
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN Partner: University of Florida – Gainesville, FL
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Validate Performance of Existing Pre-Commercial, Gas-Fired Equipment
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN
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Novel Furnace Based on Membrane Technologies
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Oak Ridge, TN
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Oil-Less Compressor/Rapid-Cast, High-Speed Centrifugal Compressor Impeller
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Oak Ridge, TN Partner: University of Northern Iowa
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