Reported by Jacques Gandini, managing director of Studio Gandini and HVAC&R senior consultant, Italy Air Control in Italy offers an intelligent combination of PCO photocatalytic oxidation technology with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, as a valuable solution that combats the novel coronavirus and related health risks for people in working or living spaces inside buildings.
LG has opened its new online showroom, LG HVAC Virtual Experience. Utilizing the latest in digital technology, this interactive online showroom allows visitors to get to know LG’s diverse range of residential and commercial indoor environmental solutions from the comfort and safety of their homes.
According to a recent report by BDB India, a marketing research company based in Pune, the food processing industry in India is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, exports, and growth potential. It provides a linkage between the industrial and agricultural sectors, and is vital for India’s development and food security by reducing wastage of food. Now that India has enough surplus in food production, the potential for increasing the processing levels is growing fast.
Honeywell launched U-Prism, an air and surface purification device that uses ultraviolet C (UV-C) technology to disinfect air in highly vulnerable areas in buildings in India on June 4, 2021. U-Prism offers continuous disinfection by deactivating pathogens with up to 99% efficacy. It is a part of Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings offering.
Starting in July, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems (MHI Thermal Systems) began launching its line of mini-variable refrigerant flow (VRF) outdoor units using the R32 refrigerant into the Australian, New Zealand, and Asian markets. The systems will be sold in those markets respectively through Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA), and through Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-Mahajak Air Conditioners (MACO) in Thailand.
The Italian air-to-water (ATW) heat pump market is becoming one of the most important markets in Europe. In 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Italian ATW heat pump market remained stable, achieving nearly 42,500 units or nearly €209 million (about US$ 248.8 million), thanks to subsidy policies.
The global coalition that announced the Global Cooling Prize in 2018 and administered it during the following two and a half years had a strong Indian component. The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, was a leader of the coalition; the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) in New Delhi and CEPT University in Ahmedabad were among those that administered the prize.
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning celebrated its fifth anniversary last year. JARN interviewed Shoji Akiyama, chief executive officer (CEO) of the company, to hear about the current status of major businesses, new products, development of systems, etc. Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning, a joint venture (JV) between Johnson Controls and Hitachi Appliances at that time, currently Hitachi Global Life Solutions, celebrated its fifth anniversary on October 1, last year. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our customers, business partners, and other stake- holders for their support.