Servizio Comunitario di Informazione in materia di Ricerca e Sviluppo - CORDIS

Report on environmental evaluation

The potential energy savings established in WP4 indicate significant potential reductions in energy use for air-conditioning systems. The reduced electrical energy requirement should allow suppliers to better meet demand requirements from sustainable resources, without recourse to quick-response fossil-fuel based energy sources. To use the slurries instead of water-based heat transfer fluids will lead to a drop in required pumping power by over 50%. Production of 1kWh of electricity produces 0.43kg of carbon dioxide, (UK National Energy Foundation), a switch to slurries could save, for such pumps for continuous operation on an annual basis, 264kg of CO2 per pump.

Reported by

University of Ulster
Centre for Sustainable Technologies
BT37 0QB Newtownabbey
United Kingdom