Assessment of an integrated household refrigerator with an eutectic phase change material and a solar photovoltaic system

C. Monsalve, C. A. Isaza, J. Cofre, D. A. Vasco

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Abstract

The use of phase change materials (PCMs) in domestic refrigerators decreases the cycling period of the compressor, which translate in an energy consumption decrease, and combining the use of the PCMs with the implementation of a solar photovoltaic system, grid energy consumption is expected to decrease even more. Two different eutectic PCMs were thermally characterized (PLUSICE E-10 and 19.5 wt. % NH4Cl), and a solar photovoltaic system was implemented. The main goal of the present work is to study the behavior of an integrated modified-evaporator of a household refrigerator with two eutectic PCMs using two different experimental tests, and to show how can the use of solar photovoltaic technology can help decrease domestic refrigerator energy consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th IIR/IIF International Conference on Phase-Change Materials and Slurries for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, PCM 2018 - Proceedings
EditorsSebastien Poncet
PublisherInternational Institute of Refrigeration
Pages309-317
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9782362150258
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event12th IIR/IIF International Conference on Phase-Change Materials and Slurries for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, PCM 2018 - Orford, Canada
Duration: 21 May 201823 May 2018

Publication series

NameRefrigeration Science and Technology
Volume2018-May
ISSN (Print)0151-1637

Conference

Conference12th IIR/IIF International Conference on Phase-Change Materials and Slurries for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, PCM 2018
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityOrford
Period21/05/1823/05/18

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 International Institute of Refrigeration. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Domestic refrigeration
  • Eutectic phase change materials
  • Experimental tests
  • Modified evaporator
  • Solar photovoltaic system

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