Handbook of Research on Advances and Applications in Refrigeration Systems and Technologies (2 Volumes)

Handbook of Research on Advances and Applications in Refrigeration Systems and Technologies (2 Volumes)

Pedro Dinis Gaspar (University of Beira Interior, Portugal) and Pedro Dinho da Silva (University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
Release Date: August, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 924
ISBN13: 9781466683983|ISBN10: 1466683988|EISBN13: 9781466683990|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8398-3

Description

In recent years, the sustainability and safety of perishable foods has become a major consumer concern, and refrigeration systems play an important role in the processing, distribution, and storage of such foods. To improve the efficiency of food preservation technologies, it is necessary to explore new technological and scientific advances both in materials and processes.

The Handbook of Research on Advances and Applications in Refrigeration Systems and Technologies gathers state-of-the-art research related to thermal performance and energy-efficiency. Covering a diverse array of subjects—from the challenges of surface-area frost-formation on evaporators to the carbon footprint of refrigerant chemicals—this publication provides a broad insight into the optimization of cold-supply chains and serves as an essential reference text for undergraduate students, practicing engineers, researchers, educators, and policymakers.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cold-Supply Chains
  • Commercial vs. Domestic Refrigeration
  • Ejector Refrigeration
  • Evaporator Design
  • Exergetic Analysis
  • Refrigeration Systems
  • Renewable Energy and Food Storage
  • Thermal Performance
  • Transcritical Refrigeration Cycles

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Pedro Dinis Gaspar has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Professor at the Department of Electromechanical Engineering of University of Beira Interior (Portugal). His teaching activities are related with the subjects of “Air conditioning and Industrial Refrigeration”, “Industrial Automation” and “Robotics”. He is also the Director of 1st (Bachelor) and 2nd cycle of study (Master of Science) of Mechanical Engineering course. Is main research activities are related to the thermal performance and energy efficiency of commercial refrigeration equipment. He carried several experimental studies and CFD modelling to improve the overall performance of open refrigerated display cases on different ambient air conditions. He coordinates(ed) several R&D projects related with the improvement and the energy efficiency in the agrifood sector. He has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.
Pedro Dinho da Silva has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Professor at the Beira Interior University (Portugal). His research is focused on heat transfer and energy efficiency. He has been involved in several R&D projects. His published material includes several research papers, book chapters, technical books and patents.

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