Ionic winds accelerate the use of electric cars

The development of an innovative cooling and ventilation technology based on the «corona effect». This solution at the intersection of chemistry and physics increases the time of use of embedded electronic systems in the aerospace and automotive sectors, and encourages the use of large-scale electricity.

Huge potential for applications

In Spain, CEDRION, a start-up founded in 2017 by a thermal transfer engineer and a MBA and industrial engineer specialist in the innovation economy, has specialized in the design and production of refrigeration devices for electronic systems, based on the “corona” discharge effect. This physico-chemical phenomenon, also known as the coronal effect, occurs when there is a high potential difference between two electrodes. A plasma is then created, from which the team of engineers, specialized in the generation of these electrically neutral environments from a totally purified air,  works to develop efficient ventilation processes that are twice as light in volume as traditional systems.
Beyond the bio-medical, the potential applications of the ionic winds generated by CEDRION, capable of moving a huge amount of air in a totally silent way in any geometric form, is enormous. This patented technology, which has already attracted the interest of Airbus, Mercedes or Antolin, can be used for both drones and airborne aerospace aircraft. Another field that currently involves the dozen or so CEDRION engineers is the electric car, whose batteries, sensors and screens are lined with systems that all need to be cooled. It is then understood that the significant reduction in the weight of the devices used to ventilate them results in a reduction in their energy consumption, and consequently an increase in the number of kilometers per load of the vehicle they equip. Proof if any, that well ventilated, the electric car can drive away…

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