Thermodynamics and Psychrometrics
ASHRAE Technical Committee 1.1

Meetings Information

Kansas City, Monday, June 24, 2019, 2:15 to 4:15 Executive Boardroom

SEMINAR 48 (ADVANCED): Advanced Non-Vapor Compression Cycles
Track: Fundamentals and Applications
Sponsor: 01.01 Thermodynamics and Psychrometrics
Chair: Omar Abdelaziz, Ph.D., Member, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

Cooling technology requirements have moved beyond our basic needs for comfort and food safety, and their new development should meet extra requirements, such as compliance to new efficiency standards and legal codes on refrigerant. ASHRAE members have demonstrated a lot of development in these aspects for vapor compression technology, but what is happening to other alternatives? In this seminar, the new breakthroughs of three alternative cooling technologies—electrocaloric cooling, magnetocaloric refrigeration and elastocaloric cooling—are explored for their potentials to meet the new challenges. The presentations also cover their theories and experimental results, including potential commercial development.
1. Electrocaloric Cooling: Present Advances and Future Perspectives
Qiming Zhang, Ph.D., Penn State University, University Park, PA
2. Magnetocaloric Refrigeration, Potentials, State of the Art and Challenges
Ayyoub Mehdizadeh Momen, Ph.D., Member, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
3. Testing Results of Compressive Elastocaloric Cooling Prototype
Yunho Hwang, Ph.D., Member, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

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