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RMK students develop photovoltaic refrigerator

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Published Nov 29, 2013, 3:12 pm IST
Updated Mar 18, 2019, 8:57 pm IST
Picture for representational purpose only.
 Picture for representational purpose only.
 
Chennai: The innovation and entrepreneurship development centre (IEDC) of RMK Eng­ineering college has come up with a new and cost-effective proto type “Photovoltaic driven refr­ig­erator cum Warmer”.  
 
Th­is prototype has been dev­eloped by final EEE students Surith Nivas M, Sai Prasad S and Ram Kumar P.H. as part of IEDC student project sponsored by national science & technology entrepreneurship dev­el­opment board (NSTDEB), government of India.
 
At a time when there is a push for replacing refrigerant gases, this may be a breakthrough. It operates on the photovoltaic driven thermoelectric refrigerant, which uses non conventional source in electrons. 
 
It eliminates the use of the conventional fluids as refrigerants thereby eradicating any possible ozone depletion. The device is robust and environment friendly, targets usage in military, industrial, corporate and domestic.
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Location: Tamil Nadu




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