Effects of different variables on moisture transfer of household refrigerator-freezer

Hasanuzzaman, M. and Saidur, Rahman and Masjuki, Haji Hassan (2011) Effects of different variables on moisture transfer of household refrigerator-freezer. Energy Education Science and Technology Part A: Energy Science and Research, 27 (2). pp. 401-418. ISSN 1308-772X

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Abstract

Moisture transfer plays an important role in the hot and humid climate like Malaysia to preserve perishable food in the refrigerator-freezer. This paper presents the moisture transfer of household refrigerator-freezer during the open and closed door conditions. Experiments were conducted in the controlled chamber to investigate the effects of the different variables on moisture transfer. When the refrigerator-freezer door is opened, the moist warm ambient air enters into the cooler cabinets. The warm moisture gets cool and forms ice. On the other hand, during the defrosting system, the ice is warm up and defrosted. The energy is needed to form ice and defrost ice that is increased the energy consumption of refrigerator-freezer. Moisture transfer is greatly influence by the number of door opening, ambient temperature and water pan area.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 722GA Times Cited:7 Cited References Count:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: Refrigerator-freezer; Moisture transfer; Open door; Air exchange
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2013 01:59
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2018 01:53
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/6709

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