CO2 has its advantages when it comes to thermal management
Vapour-compression systems absorb heat from a heat source and eject it to the ambient environment with the help of a refrigerant. Small-scale or miniature systems are the workhorse of many refrigeration, cooling and heating technologies. Some can even fit in the palm of your hand to meet the challenges of thermal management in devices from vending machines to computers and laptops. Many of the refrigerants historically used are hazardous to human health and the environment and are increasingly restricted. The EU-funded ECO2-RAPJECT will develop an advanced CO2 ejector supporting the use of non-toxic and non-flammable CO2 as the refrigerant for greener and more sustainable thermal management.