Mechanical & Plumbing
Mitsubishi Plastics to test-market compact adsorption chiller in U.S.
February 1, 2012 - Mitsubishi Plastics, in collaboration with Union Industry, has developed a compact adsorption chiller with an integrated cooling tower (cooling capacity of 10 kW). The chiller, which uses the zeolitic water vapour adsorbent AQSOA, is capable of being incorporated into a solar water-heater, which can help to significantly reduce electricity use and save energy, says the companies. When the product is combined with a cogeneration system, the system is expected to reduce electricity consumption by up to 20% from that of coolers with compressors, they add. Mitsubishi Plastics started test-marketing the chiller to the U.S. market last month.