United States Department of Energy large commercial absorption chiller development program

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is working with partners from the gas cooling industry to improve energy efficiency and US competitiveness by using advanced absorption technologies that eliminate the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), refrigerants that contribute to ozone depletion and global warming. Absorption cooling uses natural gas as the heat source, which produces much lower NO{sub x} emissions than oil- or coal-generated electricity. Gas-fired chillers also have the advantage of helping reduce peak electrical usage during summer months. To assist industry in developing advanced absorption cooling technologies, DOE sponsors the Large Commercial Chiller Development Program. The ... continued below

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Garland, P.W.; DeVault, R.C. & Zaltash, A. November 1, 1998.

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is working with partners from the gas cooling industry to improve energy efficiency and US competitiveness by using advanced absorption technologies that eliminate the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), refrigerants that contribute to ozone depletion and global warming. Absorption cooling uses natural gas as the heat source, which produces much lower NO{sub x} emissions than oil- or coal-generated electricity. Gas-fired chillers also have the advantage of helping reduce peak electrical usage during summer months. To assist industry in developing advanced absorption cooling technologies, DOE sponsors the Large Commercial Chiller Development Program. The goal of the program is to improve chiller cooling efficiency by 30--50% compared with the best currently available absorption systems.

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  • 1998 international mechanical engineering congress and exposition, Anaheim, CA (United States), 15-20 Nov 1998

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  • Other: DE99000369
  • Report No.: ORNL/CP--98919
  • Report No.: CONF-981107--
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 291015
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc676807

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Garland, P.W.; DeVault, R.C. & Zaltash, A. United States Department of Energy large commercial absorption chiller development program, article, November 1, 1998; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc676807/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.