Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Projects

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Below are current heating, ventilation, and air conditioning projects. See also Past Projects.

A High-Efficiency Natural Gas–Fired Boiler for Residential and Light Commercial Applications
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN
A Novel Framework for Performance Evaluation and Design Optimization of Phase Change Material (PCM) Embedded Heat Exchangers for the Buil...
Lead Performer: University of Maryland – College Park, MD Partners: Heat Transfer Technologies, LLC – Prospect Heights, MD
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
Advanced HVAC Equipment Design Strategies for Optimal Efficiency and Humidity Control
Lead Performer: Home Innovation Research Labs Inc. — Upper Marlboro, MD
At left: high-conductivity, shape-stable graphite + wax composite. Phase change composite photos, from top to bottom: ~100 micron SEM photo, ~2 cm sample, ~50 cm wide slab with machined grooves for tubing (middle section removed to show tubes).
Air Conditioner with Integrated Phase-Change Composite Material
Lead Performer: National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Golden, CO
Two images and graphics side by side: Abundance of carbon nano rods and spectral analysis of elements.
Carbon Nanorods for Intense Dehumidification
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN
Cast Heat Exchanger Using the Novel Al-Ce Alloy
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN
Desiccant-Based Separate Sensible and Latent AC System
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) — Oak Ridge, TN
Design and Manufacturing of High-Performance, Reduced Charge Heat Exchangers
Lead Performer: University of Maryland — College Park, MD
Design and Optimization for New Refrigerant Blends
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN
Water transport test bench diagram / flow-chart, with dehumidifier cell at the bottom, and lines leading to bubblers, potentiostat and other elements.
Electrohydrodynamic Enabled Electrochemical Membrane Dehumidifier for Separate Sensible and Latent Cooling
Lead Performer: University of Maryland – College Park, MD; partner: Daikin U.S. – Santa Clara, CA
Gas-Fired Absorption Heat Pump
Lead Performer: Stone Mountain Tech. Inc. – Johnson City, TN
Gas-Fired Binary-Fluid Sorption-Assisted Ejector Heat Pump
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN
Grid Resilient, Self-Powered, Fuel Flexible, High Efficiency Heating System
Lead Performer: Gas Technology Institute, Des Plaines, IL
Highly Efficient Microemulsion-Based Absorption Chillers for HVAC Application
Lead Performer: University of Maryland – College Park, MD
HVAC, Water Heating, and Appliances R&D
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Implementing Low Global Warming Potential (GWP) and Energy-Efficient Refrigerant Technologies – Part II: Heat Transfer, Properties & Co...
Lead Performer: Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Institute (AHRTI) – Arlington, VA
Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
Lead Performer: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – Berkeley, CA
International HVAC&R R&D Collaboration
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Low-Cost, High-Performance Polymer Composite Heat Exchangers Produced by Additive Manufacturing
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN