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Ice-Bank Air Conditioner for Fresh Produce Storage
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: 2011 Louisville, Kentucky, August 7-10, 2011 1111686.(doi:10.13031/2013.38157)
Authors: David R Bohnhoff, Justin C Banach, Adam J Gardebrecht, Aaron J Lofy, Michael D Muehlbauer, Luke P Syse, Christofer A Sindunata, Scott A Sanford
Keywords: Air Conditioner, Fresh Produce Storage, Ice Bank Cooler, Heat Exchanger, Cold Storage, Humidification
On site refrigerated storage for fresh produce has become a vital feature, and significant contributor, to the energy use of small scale vegetable farms. Certain high volume crops, like apples and carrots, are stored throughout the winter months in a cold and humid environment. Much of this storage takes place when ambient conditions can be used to save energy. Presented in this report is a model design for a system that uses ambient air to chill and freeze water, which in turn is used to deliver cold and humid air to a fresh produce storage facility.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)