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Development of the first Water-based industrial chiller cooled by ambient air

Total Cost €


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 ONDINE project word cloud

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loop    sales    cold    feasibility    fluorinated    market    refrigerants    refrigeration    cooling    gases    chillers    industrial   

Project "ONDINE" data sheet

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Organization address
address: 38 RUE DUNOIS
city: PARIS
postcode: 75647
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 Coordinator Country France [FR]
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
 Funding Scheme /SME-1
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-06-01   to  2018-11-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    LEVIATHAN DYNAMICS FR (PARIS) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

Most industrial production processes require cooling to ensure appropriate temperature for effective operations. Data centers, manufacturing facilities, petrochemical plants, etc. all depend on the degree to which cooling systems provide optimal operating temperatures to tools, workpieces and machinery. These refrigerants often contain fluorinated gases (which pose a threat to the environment), while most natural refrigerants result in usage constraints (compliance with dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres regulations; flammable properties, very high-pressure conditions). Leviathan Dynamics is an innovative startup founded in 2016. LD aims at developing a Water-based industrial chiller cooled by ambient air offering various advantages: abundant and inexpensive base material, no operational risks and 30% higher energy efficiency when compared to current solutions. We have already developed a relevant prototype which has been tested in our laboratory, allowing us to reach TRL 6. Our technology aims at developing vapor-compression mechanical refrigeration systems (chillers) involving closed recirculating systems using a single fluid to produce cold and to transfer cold to the process. We are currently developing the four components of our chillers: heat exchanger blending the circulating loop and the refrigeration loop, high speed compressors, multi-channels condensers and adjustable expansion valves. Starting with two market segments (Laser machine cooling and Electrical cabinets cooling), our ambition is to remove fluorinated gases from the cooling industry. We have already validated our supply chain and we have negotiated distribution agreements (sales under white label, tied sales) with value added resellers.

We are applying SME Phase 1 to validate the technical (thermodynamic modelling, aerodynamic optimization, corrosion-resistant materials), business (market study, economic feasibility) and legal (patent applications) feasibility.

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