Submitted by Maria.Kapsalaki on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 16:00
Cold storage is a way to deal with peak cooling loads. Cold storage integrated with building structures is independent of the approach used for building cooling – it can be used with passive cooling as well as mechanical cooling. High thermal storage capacity in a narrow temperature interval makes phase change materials (PCMs) a suitable medium for cold storage in built environments. A set of experiments was performed with the aim to investigate performance of PCM cold storage in building structures under various ventilation strategies.
Agricultural products play a significant role and could yield substantial amount of foreign exchange for a tropical country like India. However, in India 30% of the agricultural products are spoiled in storage and transit.