Who hasn't happened to go home on a hot summer day at least once and find they have all their drinks OUT of the fridge? Forced to wait at least a quarter of an hour to be able to drink them cold, how many of you have wondered “why isn't there something like a microwave fridge that instantly cools food?”.
Very soon the question will be answered: the V-Tex is a device being developed by a consortium of companies financed by the RapidCool project, a European development fund.
The prototypes already made are capable of cooling a bottled or canned drink from room temperature to that of 4 ° C in less than 45 seconds. The principle of operation is not based on microwaves, but on a vortex of water that cools the liquid or food in the container without shaking it.
Development plans include a first wave of 'microwave refrigerators' for large-scale consumption and other subsequent models for home use.
It may seem like flattery, but these are devices that can really offer great energy savings: today, for example, large-scale distribution keeps a huge number of soft drinks 'in the fridge' waiting to be purchased or consumed. Many of these refrigerators can be turned off, leaving the consumer the possibility to get only the drink he wants and to cool it on the spot.
The models (provided by RapidCool Project analysts) are based on quantities of 200 cans per day and offer savings of up to 80% in energy compared to the traditional system.
Needless to say, agreements are underway with two global companies and leaders in the field of beverage distribution.
With a little effort I am sure that you too will understand who I am.
For info: http://www.v-tex-technology.co.uk/