Indian Implementation of Alternative Refrigerant Technology: A Dynamic Analysis

Karimi, M. N.; Haleem, Abid
July 2007
Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management;Jul-Dec2007, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p39
Academic Journal
In this communication, the dynamic behaviour of implementation of new non-ODS (Ozone Depleting Substance) technology for domestic refrigerator and car air-conditioning sector of India has been considered. Protocols formed under the guidance of the environment program based on research findings, are international market bindings between developed nations and developing nations. India signed the Montreal Protocol and agreed to abide by the reduction in production and consumption of ODSs. In the present work the framework of the time schedule of phase out available for India has been analysed. It has been important to know the thermodynamic basis in the selection of the refrigerants as alternatives opted. System Dynamics methodology is used for modelling the problem in getting results which would include dynamic nature of implementation and its cause effect nature. Scenarios building for CFC consumption and production, refrigerant and manpower modules are carried out to look into important policy matters for decision making. A sustainable technology option with long run commitment to environment concerns like Kyoto protocol needs to be taken into consideration before adapting and going for a technology transfer at national level for Indian RAC sector.


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