Current research projects

Image Overall System Optimization of Refrigeration Plant Systems for Energy Transition and Climate Protection
Image Hydrogen and methane testing field at the ILK
Image Non- invasive flow measurements
Image Investigation of coolants
Image Air-water heat pumps
Image Influenced melting point of water by magnetic field
Image Refrigerants, lubricants and mixtures
Image Brine (water)-water heat pump
Image Software for test rigs
Image Software modules
Image Low temperature – test facilities
Image IO-Scan - Integral measuring optical scanning method
Image Service offer for Leak Detection and Tightness Test
Image Cool Up
Image Verification of storage suitability of cryo tubes
Image Thermostatic Expansion Valves

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Solar Cooling

Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Hernschier

+49-351-4081-5417

Solar Cooling with Photovoltaic

Application

Autarke Systeme mit photovoltaischer Versorgung sind vor allem in Gebieten mit instabilen oder fehlenden Energieversorgungsnetzen wirtschaftlich einsetzbar. Speziell in entlegenen Regionen mit mangelnder Infrastruktur und Zonen mit hoher Sonneneinstrahlung, stellen angepasste Kühlsysteme mit photovoltaischer Versorgung eine optimale Lösung für die Kühlung von z.B. Lebensmitteln, Medikamenten oder technischen Geräten dar.

Photovoltaic-based off-grid applications are competitive in areas with unsafe or missing electricity supply systems. Especially in remote areas with unreliable or expensive conventional energy supply or regions with high solar radiation rates special adapted PV-supplied systems for cooling of any type of food-stuff, medicines or technical devices are a viable option.

ILK Dresden has designed different types of stand-alone applications for cooling with special cold storages:

  • Solar PV cooling container (reefer)
  • Solar PV milk collection centre
  • Solar PV ice maker
  • Solar PV heat pump (water cooler / heater)

Introduction and Overview  Other related applications:

  • PV cleaning system (dry cleaning of PV generators)
  • MPP frequency drive for solar cooling units and pumps
  • Sensor for dust detection on solar panels

Services

We offer consulting, development and prototyping of photovoltaic supplied stand-alone solutions for cooling, heating, water and energy supply.

  • Needs assessment of cold/heat, water and energy supply
  • Design of solar supplied systems
  • Test of components
  • Optimizing energy flow
  • Measurements
  • Planning and managing of R&D projects for special stand-alone systems and components for refrigeration, air conditioning, electronics, material analysis
  • Prototyping, experimental analyses, optimizing
  • Technical documentation

 For field testing our outdoor test area and our experimental hall are available:

  • ILK metrological station
  • PV characteristics analyzer
  • PV generator for field test
  • Fiber optic spectrometer (380 nm - 1100 nm)
  • Power and efficiency metering
  • Climate simulation (e.g. measurements at high ambient temperatures)
  • Monitoring, life-time cycling
  • Simulation tools for different aspects

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Further Projects

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Mass Spectrometer

Determining the composition of gas mixtures in the high or ultra-high vacuum range

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Tensile and compression testing

Determination of yield strength, tensile strength and elongation at break

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Investigation of material-dependent parameters

Investigation of the permeation behavior

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Cool Up

Upscaling Sustainable Cooling

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Ionocaloric cooling

Ionocaloric solid-liquid phase cooling process