Recovery Act - Unconventional Air Conditioning and Refrigeration System Based on Giant Electrocaloric Effect in Polar-Fluoropolymers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: 02-10ER85709
Agency Tracking Number: 92168
Amount: $148,053.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: 01 a
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-09ER09-27
Small Business Information
200 Innovation Boulevard, Ste 237, State College, PA, 16803
DUNS: 784136116
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ailan Cheng
 (814) 238-7400
Business Contact
 Ralph Russo
Title: Mr.
Phone: (814) 238-7400
Research Institution
Most conventional air conditioners based on mechanical vapor compression cycle (VCC) suffer from low efficiency and cause adverse environmental effect. In addition, air conditioning is a major contributor of electric utility peak loads. In the times of rising energy prices and ever-increasing concern of environment, it is imperative to invest in more efficient and clean cooling technology. SPS propose to investigate the feasibility of developing airconditioners and refrigerators based on the recently discovered polymers with giantelectrocaloric effect (ECE). Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Being electric insulator ECE material consumes very little electricity and has much higher efficiency compared to the traditional cooling technologies. ECE material is also environmentally friendly. This technology can be potentially used in building air conditioning, refrigeration, cooling devices. The application of this technology will reduce the nation

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