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28 March 2017 12:04 (South Africa)

New air conditioning technology casts chill on environmentally unfriendly CFCs

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Researchers have developed an air conditioning system that could be up to 90% more efficient than standard set-ups, which are inefficient, expensive and unfriendly to the environment. The new tech, called DEVap, uses liquid desiccants in a clever and complicated way to change dry air into cold air, making it easier to cool already dry climates. DEVap also uses salt solutions in place of CFCs and HCFCs. Read more: Tech Freq News

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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