Magnetocaloric/ Magnetic Induction
Several emerging technologies in the domain of solid-state physics have been investigated as serious alternatives for future refrigeration, heat pumping, air conditioning, or even power generation applications. Magnetocaloric/magnetic induction technologies are the clean alternative that HEAT X develops to support solving the climate challenge.
What is MAGNETOCALORIC/MAGNETIC INDUCTION?
Magnetocaloric technology is one of the three caloric alternative technologies. Although this technology is not new, there has been an increasing amount of focus to utilize this technology as a clean solution to reduce electricity consumption and fossil fuels.
To put this technology in perspective, the magnetic heating/refrigeration system does not use any refrigerant gas or CO2 and all the associated regulations that are required to protect consumers. It also has a coefficient of performance (COP) proportionally to the magnitude of the caloric effects and inversely proportionally to the strength of the driving field.
These technologies bring the possibility for improvements in energy efficiency, compactness, noise level, as well as a reduction in environmental impacts, so they will potentially start to fill market niches as a replacement for current technologies in the future.