Location: Miami, Florida
Do you know how air conditioners (ACs) work? Traditional models are extremely inefficient, overcooling the air to dehumidify it, and then heating it back up again. This method is also ineffective at dehumidifying the air, and residual moisture can cause mold and mildew to develop in buildings. In addition, demand for AC has been continually increasing, and is only expected to grow as incomes in the developing world increase and global warming generates ever hotter temperatures. 50 million AC units were sold in China in 2010 alone, and demand for them in India is estimated to increase by 20% per year. How can AC units be more efficient and sustainable?
Advantix Systems has created a new system for cooling and dehumidifying air in one step. Their machines pass air through cooled saltwater, which pulls moisture out of the air and chills it all at once. This process requires between 20% and 60% less energy than other models. It also requires less maintenance because there are less moving parts and no condensation points in the machine that require cleaning. In addition, these AC units create a healthier environment for people; the saltwater solution removes mold and airborne pathogens as it dehumidifies and cools. The best part is, these AC units cost the same or less than their competitors, so there is a financial incentive to adopt them as well.
Advantix has won many awards for its innovative design, including the 2014 Energy and Environment Technology Pioneer Award from the World Economic Forum, and the Merck & Co. 2013 Environmental Health & Safety Award. Advantix is ready to provide greater energy efficiency to meet the world’s growing AC demand, with offices in the US, India, China, Israel, Singapore, and Taiwan as well as AC units that fit both household and industrial needs. How much energy is being used to chill the air you breathe?
Environmental impact: Efficient energy use & avoided use of fossil fuels, including avoided emission of GHGs and harmful substances
Measurement: Advantix Systems
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