Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Projects

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

Low-Cost, High-Performance Polymer Composite Heat Exchangers Produced by Additive Manufacturing
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN
Schematic of the Chemical Looping Heat Pump [Kim et al. (2020)].
NO Vapor-compression, Electrochemical Looping Heat Pump (NOVEL HP)
Lead Performer: Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN; partner: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) – Urbana, IL
Photo: The pool boiling process on metal foam surface.
Novel Compact Flooded Evaporators for Commercial Sector Refrigeration
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Oak Ridge, TN
Novel Furnace Based on Membrane Technologies
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Oak Ridge, TN
Novel Solar Absorption Cooling System to Reduce Peak Loads
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN
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
Radial Flow Bearing Heat Exchanger
Lead Performer: Sandia National Laboratories - Albuquerque, NM
Radiation Defrosting Technique
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN
Air conditioning equipment and system.
Reduced AC Loads Using Dehumidification
Lead Performer: PARC – Palo Alto, California; partners: Oak Ridge National Labs – Oak Ridge, TN, and Daikin U.S. Corp. – New York, NY.
Surface Acoustic Wave Sensor for Refrigerant Leak Detection
Lead Performer: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); partner: Parker and Hannifin – Washington, MO
Thermoelastic Active Regenerators with Giant DeltaT
Lead Performer: University of Maryland – College Park, MD; partner: Maryland Energy & Sensor Technologies, LLC (MEST) - College Park, MD