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Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD) has developed first Qatari patent smart air conditioning system 'QCOOL that consumes 50% less energy than the conventional ones.
'QCOOL is an innovative smart patent air conditioning system developed by GORD, said Dr. Yousef Alhorr, the Founding Chairman of the GORD.
The device was showcased at the Sustainability Summit 2017 at Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Doha-Qatar yesterday.
'It is a fully integrated and controlled ventilating and air conditioning system that provides super-efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable cooling system for open or enclosed spaces in moderate, hot or humid climates, said Alhorr.
Based on the application, QCOOL consists of a single or multi stages that can dehumidify and cool the air to the required comfort level, he added.
Alhorr said that the system utilizes recycled water and absorbent materials which are extracted from rejected desalination brine. The environmentally friendly desiccant, , has a high affinity for water and capable of absorbing water vapors from their immediate vicinity.
The case study unit is installed and tested at GORD's Technohub located in Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP). During the tested period, the system has shown up to 50% reduction in energy consumption compared to conventional systems.
QCOOL is an energy efficient cooling system that can shrink clients' carbon footprints in a cost-effective manner. The opening day of Sustainability Summit 2017, at Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Doha-Qatar, GORD signed a memorandum of understanding with Qatar Development Bank (QDB) to develop a feasibility study for manufacturing of QCOOL in Qatar.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Yousef (Founding Chairman GORD) and Ibrahim Abdulaziz AlMannal, Acting Executive Director Advisory Services of the QDB.
Under the MoU, QDB and GORD will jointly conduct a feasibility study for manufacturing of QCOOL in Qatar. The study will include confirming the market position, identifying export markets and assessment of strategic options.
It will conduct technical assessment including description of the manufacturing process and licensing requirements. Financial assessment and business plan including marketing strategy, KPIs and project timeline will be also deiced after the study.
'GORD is proud of having developed QCOOL which is the first Qatari patent smart air conditioning system, said Dr. Yousef Alhorr.
He said that GORD appreciates QDB for this collaboration and look forward to taking this breakthrough invention to the next level to achieve our sustainability targets in line with Qatar vision 2030.
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