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Design and Manufacturing of High-Performance, Reduced Charge Heat Exchangers

The University of Maryland will develop the next generation air-to-refrigerant heat exchangers using non-round tubes that are 25% smaller, 25% lighter and 30% reduced charge than state-of-the-art heat exchangers.

Program Information
Funding Organization: 
Department of Energy
Program Area: 
Emerging Technologies
Project Manager: 
Tony Bouza
Agreement Type: 
Funding Opportunity
Scope
Funded Performer: 
University of Maryland
Partners (not funded): 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Heat Transfer Technologies (HTT)
Agreement Total: 
$1,750,000
Match Total: 
$174,913
Project Start Date: 
August 31, 2017
Project End Date: 
September 29, 2020
Project Details
Ongoing Initiative or Research Project: 
Research Project
Grid, Whole Building, or Technology: 
Technology
Technology Type: 
HVAC
Sub-Technology Type: 
HVAC - Cooling
Building Type: 
Single Family, Multifamily, Commercial
New or Existing: 
New, Existing
DR Focus?: 
No
Code/Standard Focus?: 
No
Locale
City: 
College Park
State: 
Maryland