Researchers Develop Prototype Solar-Powered Fridge

by Kathy Jones on  February 18, 2014 at 9:45 PM Medical Gadgets
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Researchers at University of Edinburgh and Italian National Research Council's ITAE research institute have developed a prototype solar powered fridge that can allow delivery of life saving vaccines to the remote areas of developing countries.
 Researchers Develop Prototype Solar-Powered Fridge
Researchers Develop Prototype Solar-Powered Fridge
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The researchers revealed that the system can generate up to 5kgs of ice every day and can store vaccines at 20 C to 80 C for up to three days, the minimum time set by World Health Organization.

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The researchers hope that their project will lead to the development of a more compact and market-attractive prototype in the future.

"We are pleased by the results obtained so far on the proof-of-concept prototype. We are now seeking to develop a first generation commercial version which combines the solar thermal and adsorption based technologies", Dr Giulio Santori, of the University of Edinburgh, said.



Source: Medindia
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