One area of research addresses the need to examine the implications of HCFC phase out and coming restrictions on HFCs on the energy efficiency of refrigeration systems for Article 5 countries. As such, we are looking into the use of alternative refrigerants and its implications for the air conditioning and refrigeration sector, bearing in mind the unique contextual realities of tropical SIDs.

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
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Research

RESEARCH FIELD: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

UdM Researchers working on this field:

  • Dr Darmanaden SOOBEN
  • Dr Raj Kumar DREEPAUL

Research interests:

One area of research addresses the need to examine the implications of HCFC phase out and coming restrictions on HFCs on the energy efficiency of refrigeration systems for Article 5 countries. As such, we are looking into the use of alternative refrigerants and its implications for the air conditioning and refrigeration sector, bearing in mind the unique contextual realities of tropical SIDs.

Funded projects

Project 1

Title:

Setting up of a research and training platform on natural refrigerants

Duration (start/end):

The project proposal was submitted in October 2012 to the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. The equipment was manufactured and installed by a company from Austria, Frigopol, and the final commissioning was conducted in 2016.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. D. Sooben

Collaborating partner:

GIZ Proklima from Germany through the Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change of Mauritius

Awarding body or sponsor:

This project has been financed by the Multilateral Fund under the HPMP (HCFC Phase-Out Management Plan) for Mauritius.

Project 2

Title:

Phase out of Halogenated Refrigerants in the RAC sector in Mauritius.

Duration (start/end):

Principal Investigator:

Dr Raj Dreepaul

Collaborating partner:

Prof K. Busawon

Awarding body or sponsor:

Project 3

Title:

Managing Carbon footprint in the RAC sector

Duration (start/end):

Principal Investigator:

Dr Raj Dreepaul

Collaborating partner:

Dr K.Elahee

Awarding body or sponsor:

Project 4

Title:

Risk Assessment and safety Hazards of Natural refrigerants.

Duration (start/end):

Principal Investigator:

Dr Raj Dreepaul

Collaborating partner:

Awarding body or sponsor:

Description of projects:

Optimising Safety in the Workplace.

Any further inquiries?

Please contact on the following email: [email protected]