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From Engineering.com: Designing for Emission Control

August 9, 2013

The 2025 CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency) standards are forcing auto designers to upgrade existing technology. The internal combustion engine can become a lot more efficient, but it will take a lot of intensely collaborative design work. In this episode of Product Design Show, Vince Penman and Allison Toepperwein cover some of these opportunities. Read More

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Refrigeration System Uses Carbon Dioxide to Reduce Carbon Footprint

August 9, 2013

It sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s actually true. Carrier Corp., the heating and air conditioning giant, has figured out a way to use carbon dioxide to reduce its carbon footprint. How is that possible? They have enlisted the troublesome gas for use as a refrigerant, one that is well-suited for a variety of commercial applications involving low-temperature cooling. It turns out that carbon dioxide, when used under high pressure, can function as a very effective refrigerant, producing cooling with significantly less energy than conventional CFC-based refrigerants. Read More