The Politecnico di Milano leading a project on natural refrigerants
Research within the Glide4Heat project will promote the transformation of heat pump and refrigeration technologies
The research project Glide4Heat, funded by the Ministry of University and Research (MUR) as part of the Projects of Relevant National Interest (PRIN), has officially kicked-off under the coordination of Professor Luca Molinaroli. Its aim is to revolutionize the use of eco-friendly technologies.
Researchers from the Politecnico di Milano - Department of Energy, the Università degli Studi di Udine and the Università degli Studi di Padova will study carbon dioxide and hydrocarbon mixtures with the aim of redefining the applications of high-temperature heat pumps and refrigerators in accordance with European environmental regulations.
The project involves theoretical and experimental activities. The experimental apparatus has been installed in the refrigerant fluids laboratory of our Department of Energy, where researchers will test different refrigerant mixtures and characterizing both the system and the compressor.