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3D Printing is Revolutionizing the Efficiency of Building Technology

3D Printing Enables New Generation of Heat Exchangers Energy.gov, March 17, 2016. Image credit: University of Maryland Three-dimensional printing is revolutionizing how we manufacture objects in almost every industry—from vehicles to medical devices to biotech. Now, the University of Maryland, through a partnership with 3D Systems and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office, […]

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Ask the Expert: Refrigerant & Regenerative Desiccant Compressed Air Dryers

What is the difference between refrigerant-type compressed air dryers and regenerative desiccant-type compressed air dryers? What are the advantages and disadvantages of one over the other? Karamvir Singh for Zondits, January 4, 2016 Answer: Let’s start by answering why you even need to dry the compressed air. The atmospheric air contains water vapor that begins […]


DropWise Coating Technology Will Increase the Efficiency of Power Plants

Coating technology promises to increase energy efficiency at power plants Beta Boston, September 28, 2015. Image credit: www.gipom.com DropWise, the brainchild of two Massachusetts Institute of Technology professors, Kripa Varanasi and Karen Gleason, and two of their students, is a coating technology for heat exchangers in power plants and chemical refineries. In a power plant, fuel […]