Friday, October 31, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center associate engineer Curtis Harrington and student assistant Mari Thomsen prepare a blower door to test a new green aerosol sealing technology developed at UCD. Once sprayed into a pressurized environment, the sealant becomes a foggy mist of aerosolized particles. These particles move toward wherever air is escaping and seal building leaks. Paul Fortunato, UCD/Courtesy photo
UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center associate engineer Curtis Harrington tests a new aerosol sealing technology developed at UCD. The system uses aerosolized particles to take the guesswork out of sealing building leaks, which account for roughly 30 percent of energy used to heat and cool a building. Paul Fortunato, UCD/Courtesy photo
UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center assistant engineer Nelson Dichter, left, and associate engineer Curtis Harrington test a new aerosol sealing technology developed at UCD. The system uses aerosolized particles to take the guesswork out of sealing building leaks, which account for roughly 30 percent of energy used to heat and cool a building. Paul Fortunato, UCD/Courtesy photo
A new green technology developed by the UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center uses a compressed nitrogen system to push a sealant through five nozzles. Once sprayed into a pressurized environment, the sealant becomes a foggy mist of aerosolized particles. These particles move toward wherever air is escaping and seal the leak. Paul Fortunato, UCD/Courtesy photo