Posted in News & Press     |     Oct 06th 2020

Developing green technology to recycle refrigerants that drive climate change

Project EARTH (Environmentally Applied Research Toward Hydroflourocarbons) is focused on identifying sustainable processes for the selective separation of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant mixtures.

The project, run by The University of Kansas School of Engineering, aims to develop energy efficient and sustainable processes for separating and recycling refrigerant mixture components using three different research approaches; ionic liquid separation, membrane separation and porous media separation.

Hiden Isochema’s IGA and XEMIS instruments are being used throughout the project to measure the uptake of different components of HFC refrigerant mixtures by ionic liquids and various adsorbents.

According to the researchers working on Project EARTH, the US market alone for recycling refrigerants is valued at more than $1 billion.

To learn more about Project Earth and the research carried out by The Shiflett Research group, visit or follow them on Twitter at @KUShiflettGroup

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