A 5-TR Solar FPC-Cold Storage for Year-Round Waste Prevention of Food Products in Off-grid Areas

Meisam Sadi, Ahmad Arabkoohsar

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Abstract

Food and fruit storage is one of the ways to deal with problems such as poverty and environmental degradation. This paper addresses this issue with the aid of renewable energy. To make the cold storage process an environmentally friendly one, it is proposed that solar thermal energy is implemented. In applications with the aid of solar energy, the production does not match the consumption variations, and hence, storing solar heat would be a solution. One way to store solar energy is through the use of storage tanks. The purpose of this paper is to provide cold storage for storing 20 tonnes of potato, by applying FPCs and storage tanks. There is a maximum cooling load of five-tone of refrigeration. A storage tank is required to supply the heat demand of the chiller. Different collector arrangement is considered to be investigated. The results show that for an increase of 12 hours of storage, the number of collectors increases by 10%. The lowest number of collectors was obtained for 24 hours of storage and a 6-series collector configuration. The highest number of collectors was achieved for 72 hours of storage, with a 12-series collector configuration. The results also show that as the storage time increases, more collectors are required to support the absorption chiller.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE 8th International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE)
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication date1 Sep 2020
Pages27-32
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-9912-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2020
Event8th International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE) - Oshawa, Canada
Duration: 12 Aug 202014 Aug 2020

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE)
CountryCanada
CityOshawa
Period12/08/202014/08/2020
SeriesInternational Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE)
ISSN2575-2693

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