Water-based Air Conditioner cools without harmful Chemicals

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has pioneered a new water-based air-conditioning system that cools air to as low as 18 degrees Celsius without the use of energy-intensive compressors and environmentally harmful chemical refrigerants.

This game-changing technology could potentially replace the century-old air-cooling principle that is still being used in our modern-day air-conditioners.

Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, the novel system is portable and it can also be customised for all types of weather conditions.

The research team’s novel air-conditioning system is cost-effective to produce, and it is also more eco-friendly and sustainable. The system consumes about 40 per cent less electricity than current compressor-based air-conditioners used in homes and commercial buildings.

This translates into more than 40 per cent reduction in carbon emissions. In addition, it adopts a water-based cooling technology instead of using chemical refrigerants such as chlorofluorocarbon and hydrochlorofluorocarbon for cooling, thus making it safer and more environmentally-friendly.

To add another feather to its eco-friendliness cap, the novel system generates potable drinking water while it cools ambient air.

News Source: http://news.nus.edu.sg/press-releases/water-based-air-con

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