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Dartmouth engineer revolutionizing the icemaker business

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 03/06/06 • Susan Knapp (603) 646-3661 OR Catharine Lamm (603) 646-3943

click to playThis short video clip illustrates how an invention, called pulse electro-thermal de-icing, works. PETD was developed in the laboratory of Victor Petrenko, a professor at the Thayer School of Engineering. It removes the ice from the windshield instantly using a short (less than 1 second), high-power electric pulse. This technology can be also used to de-ice buildings, bridges, airplanes, and power lines. (click image to play - runtime six seconds, 1.5mb)

click to playIn this short video clip, the Dartmouth researcher demonstrates an invention, called pulse electro-thermal de-icing, also known as PETD. It was developed in the laboratory of Victor Petrenko, a professor at the Thayer School of Engineering. PETD removes the ice from the panel instantly using a short (less than 1 second), high-power electric pulse. This technology can be used to de-ice buildings, bridges, car windshields, airplanes, and power lines. (click image to play - runtime six seconds, 1.2mb)

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