Refrigerator Recycling Articles

  • The ethylene removal with Bi-On improves the conservation of Golden Japan plum

    In the following article, we describe an independent test conducted to evaluate the effect of different conservation techniques, including the ethylene removal with potassium permanganate media, on the quality of Golden Japan plums. The Golden Japan plum variety is appreciated for its golden colour, firm texture, and taste, which is sweet, aromatic and refreshing.Plum is a climateric ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Cool energy saving: how to cut energy waste from refrigeration and chilling

    With an ongoing focus on energy and carbon management and cutting costs, the FMCG sector has a need to achieve energy savings, and refrigeration and chilling is the perfect place to focus. Whether it be manufacturing processes, food storage in distribution centres, or the operation of supermarket displays, ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Eliminate Degassing When Measuring Viscosity of Compressor Oils

    Compressor oils can create unique challenges when trying to measure viscosity. Dissolved gases from refrigerants, in particular, tend to bubble out when these oils are measured using traditional viscometers. This can create errors in the measurement, typically causing readings to be much lower than they should be. One way to get around this problem is to allow the oil ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Vopak Waste Management - Case Study

    Learn how Vopak uses webWMS to reduce their costs and manage their waste streams in ways both beneficial to the company and the environment.  Laurance Goodman discusses how managing waste on paper, sticky notes and spreadsheets was not an effective way to track profiles, approvals, cost or be in compliance with their permits.  Vopak is currently utilizing ...


    By regAction

  • Degassing Refrigerators - Drill-head and Piercing-plier

    1. For what purpose do we have to degas a refrigerator? A refrigerator has to be disposed as hazardous waste. The refrigerants inside a hazardous refrigerator are harmful for the environment (ozone depleting and greenhouse effect). Most common refrigerants are; R12, R134a and R600a. The uncommon is the removal of NH3. Refrigerants are developed to dissolve very easily into ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Heavy refrigerators are turning easily with the fridge turner

    New handling system for refrigerator degassing ATN receives more and more requests from customers (especially from outside Europe) for automatic handling systems. Refrigerators are becoming bigger and heavier. In countries like the USA the weight of a refrigerator can be well over 150kg. In order to avoid manual handling of these big ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • The Elimination of Ethylene in Domestic Refrigerators

    Ethylene is a plant hormone produced naturally by fruit and other plant tissues. It is known as the ripening hormone because it regulates the series of processes associated with the ripening and senescence of fruit. Eliminating ethylene from the environment, both in storage chambers and transport containers, where it is stored in the form of gas, is a widespread practice designed to provide a ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • New handling system for refrigerator degassing

    New handling system for refrigerator degassing ATN more and more receives request from customers (especially from outside Europe) for automatic handling systems. Refrigerators are becoming bigger and bigger. In countries like the USA the weight of a fridge can be well over 150kg. In order to avoid ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Ethylene removal in domestic refrigerators

    Ethylene is a plant hormone produced naturally by fruit and other plant tissues. It is known as the ripening hormone because it regulates the series of processes associated with the ripening and senescence of fruit. Ethylene removal from the environment, both in storage chambers and transport containers, where it is stored in the form of gas, is a widespread practice designed to provide a ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Rotary-Valve Fast-Cycle Pressure-Swing Adsorption Paper

    Off-shore production/processing platforms often strand valuable associated and/or natural gas reserves due to severe space and weight/or limitations on the platform prohibiting the installation of gas processing and/or treatment facilities. This paper will describe how one such oil producer, located in the Santa Barbara Channel, met the aforementioned challenges by first demonstrating the ...


    By Xebec Adsorption Inc.

  • Exergy analysis of hydrocarbons mixture refrigerants R436A and R436B as a drop in replacement for R134a with TiO
    2
    nanoparticles

    The refrigerator exergy efficiency (EE) with nanoparticles in the working fluid was investigated experimentally. Mineral oil (MO) with TiO2 nanoparticles mixtures were used as the lubricant instead of Polyol ester (POE) oil in the R134a, R436A (R290/R600a–56/44–weight %) and R436B (R290/R600a–52/48–weight %) refrigerator. The results indicate that R134a, R436A and R436B and MO ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improving energy efficiency: About oil fouling in refrigeration systems

    Introduction Most air conditioning and refrigeration systems have a mechanical compressor which relies upon lubricating oil to function. During the normal course of the refrigeration process, ½% to 8% of the compressor’s lubricating oil is circulated throughout the system along with the refrigerant. Since the early days of refrigeration and air conditioning technology, the ...


    By Power Knot LLC

  • Where does the oil go after treatment with the SRA?

    Oil is necessary in a refrigeration unit; it is needed to lubricate the compressor pump. Over time, much of this oil has circulated through the pipes of the refrigeration circuit and clings to inner walls of the pipes that carry the refrigeration liquid or vapour. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) calls the oil that clings to the inside walls ...


    By Power Knot LLC

  • Split System at a Garment Showroom

    Summary Power Knot’s distributor in India, Protronix Energy, working with Kool Nest Pvt Ltd treated a packaged unit air conditioner with the Power Knot Synthetic Refrigerant Additive at Freedom Garments Showroom in Bangalore. After treatment, the system was operating quieter and more efficiently. This was a proof of concept (POC) that impressed the experienced technicians at ...


    By Power Knot LLC

  • How does the Synthetic Refrigerant Additive (SRA) Affect Maintenance and Wear?

    This document describes how SRA affects the maintenance and wear of an air conditioning system into which it is installed. There are two synthetic catalysts in SRA: The major catalyst is one which removes the oil-fouling plaque. This plaque is extensively described by ASHRAE. The second is an advanced lubricity agent. The advanced lubricity agent is several ...


    By Power Knot LLC

  • Scientists call manmade chemicals like refrigerant gases a cause of climate change

    A major cause of climate change is the harm that is done to the Earth by man-made chemicals. Whilst chemicals, such as those used to produce day by day items, operate equipment and generally make life easier, are necessary, they present a threat to the environment. Governments around the world have set new regulations to limit the use of substances that contribute to global warming and deplete ...


    By Verisae

  • EPA enforcement can be costly for organizations that do not track refrigerant gases

    The EPA penalty aspect of the U.S. Clean Air Act is managed by the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. The agency is diligently enforcing requirements to reduce harmful gas emissions. The law allows auditors and inspectors to conduct on-site inspections and request a facility's records regarding their regulation of gases. Without providing proper documentation, or supplying incomplete ...


    By Verisae

  • Refrigerant leak creates environmental problems for businesses

    A great concern for companies is a refrigerant leak in their refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) system or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. That’s because gases that escape during a refrigerant leak pollute and damage the environment. To better monitor and maintain the operation of these business assets, many companies utilize a refrigerant management program.There ...


    By Verisae

  • California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32): Early actions for refrigerant gas management

    How to stay ahead and address the early action requirements for Stationary Equipment Refrigerant Management to be included in updates to AB 32. The California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), first passed in 2006 with additional early actions taking effect in 2010, is a broad and comprehensive directive with the goal of reducing greenhouse gasses (GHGs) by approximately 25% by the year ...


    By Verisae

  • Dealing with white goods

    The Hemlock Knoll Sanitary Landfill, operated by the South West Solid Waste Commission (SWSWC), is the waste management facility for the South Western portion of New Brunswick. This facility, which opened in the fall of 1997, serves approximately 14,000 households. In the past, when the area was serviced by twenty-two old style dumps, the disposal method for most household trash was fairly ...

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