A chemical-free, thermally activated air-conditioning system.
Technology Overview: This refrigerant-free air conditioning system uses specialized water permeable membranes and system architecture instead of a heating coil to cool and dehumidify air. The membrane chiller is driven by low temperature heat, including available low-temperature waste heat from CHP, solar, and other processes, and consumes 70% less electricity than conventional air conditioners. Unlike other evaporative systems, the membrane chiller will operate in any climate.
• High efficiency – turns waste heat into a resource
• No use of refrigerants or chemicals
• Low maintenance costs
• Compact, modular and scalable
• Nearly silent operation
• Will operate in any climate
• Hazardous material handling
Intellectual Property Summary: Patented, US 10,502,438
Stage of Development:
• TRL 3-4
• Alfred State
Licensing Status: Available for licensing