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Improving Cooling Performance of Deep Freezer by Incorporating Graphene Oxide Nanoparticles Mixed with Phase Change Materials During a Power Outage

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The aim of this research is to improve the cooling performance of deep freezer by prolonging the cut off period of the compressor, and also maintain a constant temperature inside the freezer cabinet by using different combinations of Nano-phase change material (Nano-PCM), viz. (graphene oxide + KCl and graphene oxide + NaCl) by considering water as a base fluid. In this work, an attempt has been given to reduce the temperature fluctuation that occurred by a power outage as well as frequent opening and closing of the door of the deep freezer. The experimental results show that the freezer cabinet temperature remains stable and is maintained between 3 and 7 °̊C for 6 to 7 h even though a power outage exists when Nano-PCM is used. It will help to reduce the wastage of perishable products. Hence thermal energy storage by using Nano-PCM could be the most appropriate way to correct the gap between the demand and supply of energy.

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Husainy, A.S.N., Parishwad, G.V., Kale, S.K., Nishandar, S.V., Patil, A.S. (2021). Improving Cooling Performance of Deep Freezer by Incorporating Graphene Oxide Nanoparticles Mixed with Phase Change Materials During a Power Outage. In: Pawar, P.M., Balasubramaniam, R., Ronge, B.P., Salunkhe, S.B., Vibhute, A.S., Melinamath, B. (eds) Techno-Societal 2020. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-69925-3_48

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