Frozen: A research project goes for the cold
ASU engineers are teaming up with the Bashas’ grocery store chain, the Salt River Project utility and the thermal energy systems company Viking Cold Solutions to develop a more energy-efficient and cost-saving way to store and protect the quality of large quantities of frozen food. Fulton Schools Associate Professors Kristen Parrish and Robert Wang are overseeing testing of a new low-tech chemical and mechanical refrigeration technique at the project test site — a 10,0000-square-foot industrial freezer filled with tons of ice cream. See the Cronkite News report ASU, Bashas’ and SRP work to lower the peak. Read more: Sub-Zero Sustainability.