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Enhancing the performance of household refrigerators with latent heat storage: An experimental investigation

Abstract : This paper presents the results of experimental tests carried out to investigate the performance of a household refrigerator using a phase change material (PCM). ThePCM is located on the back side of the evaporator in order to improve its efficiency and to provide a storage capacity allowing several hours of refrigeration without power supply. The system has been tested with water and with a eutectic mixture (freezing point -3°C) and for a range of operating conditions (PCM thickness, ambient temperature, thermal load). The analysis of the results shows a significant improvement of the performance compared to a conventional system.
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K. Azzouz, Denis Leducq, D. Gobin. Enhancing the performance of household refrigerators with latent heat storage: An experimental investigation. International Journal of Refrigeration, Elsevier, 2009, 32 (7), pp.1634-1644. ⟨10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2009.03.012⟩. ⟨hal-02592949⟩

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