Hello and welcome once again to Cooling India.

First of all, let me wish you a happy new year! May we all have more to celebrate, enjoy and be happy about!

As we walk into a new year, many of us reflect on the journeys, that we have made in our lives. We also set the stage for our desires in the next year. Dr. Om Prakash G. Kulkarni reminds us why it is important to adopt new technologies and make every possible move to make the world a better place. In this direction, he also explains us how Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence are radically transforming the way HVAC works.

In the Interview, Neeraj Bansal, CEO, DHL SmarTrucking talks about technological innovations towards achieving an optimised, cost-effective temperature-controlled supply chain and highlights the challenges that are faced during the operations of cold chain supply logistics.

Phase Change Materials (PCMs) are thermal energy storage materials being extensively used as a reliable source of energy to maintain required temperatures in various industries. According to industry estimates, the global PCM market is registering a CAGR of around 20 per cent from 2016 to 2022. Experts from PLUSS Advanced Technologies examine the energy efficiency aspects of using PCM as far as HVAC&R industry is concerned.

Ice slurry, which is a suspension of ice crystals in a carrying liquid phase, is considered as a very promising secondary refrigerant. Further, CO2 has also great potential as secondary refrigerant and supermarket installations with CO2 as the secondary refrigerant have been installed with good results. Dr. Jahar Sarkar tells us about these next generation secondary refrigerants.

Green building and sustainable architecture are becoming the new norm. India’s green building market is estimated to double by 2022 at 10 billion sq ft, valuing around US$ 35-50 billion. Academicians from IIEST Shibpur reveal the nuances of high-performance green buildings. They also illustrate the ways to develop a green building.

Hope you enjoy reading this issue as always. Do send in your comments to me at pravita@charypublications.in.

Pravita Iyer
Publisher & Director

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