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Reference Number FT1517
Title Development of environmentally friendly, energy efficient, rapid heating and cooling systems for the food industry (AFM 224)
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Industry) 75%;
ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 25%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Business and Management Studies) 25%;
BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 50%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 25%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Chadwick Crawford Consultancy Ltd (CCC)
Award Type Standard
Funding Source DEFRA
Start Date 01 December 2005
End Date 31 March 2009
Duration 40 months
Total Grant Value £358,405
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region London
Programme DEFRA Resource efficient and resilient food chain
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Chadwick Crawford Consultancy Ltd (CCC) (99.987%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Earthcare Products Limited (0.001%)
Project Contact , University of Bristol (0.001%)
Project Contact , Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (0.001%)
Project Contact , Hygrade (0.001%)
Project Contact , Northern Foods Plc (0.001%)
Project Contact , Corac Group Plc (0.001%)
Project Contact , Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association (0.001%)
Project Contact , Munters Group Ltd (0.001%)
Project Contact , Avana Bakeries Ltd (0.001%)
Project Contact , Honeywell Aerospace Yeovil (0.001%)
Project Contact , Masterfoods (0.001%)
Project Contact , Christopher J C Jessop (0.001%)
Project Contact , Geest Plc (0.001%)
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Objectives 1. To demonstrate the use of air cycle with air impingement heat transfer to produce a totally integrated process for food heating followed by immediate rapid refrigeration. 2. To demonstrate a combined hot water generation/rapid freezing system based on the air cycle 3. To prove to potential users and system suppliers that air cycle heating/cooling systems have considerable commercial potential for food manufacturing applications.
Abstract The aim of this project is to verify the potential of air cycle under semi-industrial conditions. To achieve this a highly versatile system needs to be produced as quickly as possible
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