related to ATMOsphere Asia 2014
published on 4 February 2014
Hajime Yabase, Senior Staff Officer at Kawasaki Thermal Engineering, presented the companies solar air-conditioning system using a double effect combined absorption chiller. Air-conditioning accounts for 43% of total energy use in buildings in Japan; therefore, AC systems must have a higher energy efficiency.
Since 2009, Hajime Yabase has been in Engineering Office of the Kawasaki Thermal Engineering Co. Ltd., located in Japan. He obtained a Masters of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tokyo and before Kawasaki worked as a Senior Section Chief Researcher at Daikin Industries.
Hajime Yabase's direct experience with natural refrigerants lies in the research and development of direct-fired absorption chillers-heaters, and various kinds of absorption chillers. Hajime Yabase is the recipient of the Science Award from the Japanese Association of Refrigeration in 1993 concerning the academic research of absorption chiller.