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History of Slurry Ice

History of Slurry Ice

History of Slurry Ice

With the introduction of mechanical freezing in the 20th century, the production of ice no longer depended on nature. A major industry using mechanical refrigeration evolved and focused on the production of ice in different shapes and by a number of different methods.

Slurry ice is a water-based solution mixed with ice crystals. Slurry ice can be produced by mixing water with a freezing point suppressant and then cooling this mixture so the ice crystals can be formed. The subsequent temperature of the slurry ice solution depends on the percentage and type of additives used to suppress the freeze point. Common suppressants include sugars, salts, glycols, and alcohols.

Early research was driven by the understanding of the superior energy density and heat transfer characteristics of slurry ice as well as the lower power requirements for pumping this unique fluid. Slurry ice is a high performance heat transfer agent that can be applied in many traditional cooling applications. Slurry ice can deliver cooling capacities that exceed liquid refrigerants in energy density. Slurry Ice does not suffer from the disadvantages of ice bridging and ice insulation effects. The microscopic ice crystal size provides a large total surface area for very efficient heat transfer.
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Our Engineering team has been working with slurry ice for over 30 years and offers the experience and expertise to provide an application solution and a custom system design to meet specific requirements of the project. The refrigeration system ...
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Capacities are available from 2 to 120 tons of ice per day from a single Ice Generator. For greater capacity, multiple Ice Generators can be selected. The system capacity is based on the weight of ice crystals in slurry solution. For example, a 120 ton Ice Generator will produce 360 tons of slurry with 33% ice fraction.
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