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WASTE HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR REFRIGERATOR

 Waste heat recovery and utilization is the process of capturing and reusing waste heat for useful purposes. gases and liquids that leaves the boundary of the system and enter into environment. .  Waste heat recovered can be used for heating water.  Household refrigerator works continuously and rejects a low grade heat to the atmosphere from condenser.WASTE HEAT  Waste heat is generally the energy associated with the waste streams of air.

 The refrigerant is at saturated vapour state when its enters the HX and leave as saturated liquid. .INTRODUCTION  Waste heat is recovered from the conventional refrigerator by replacing the air cooled condenser by a water cooled heat exchanger.  The high pressure high temperature refrigerant coming from the compressor is made to pass through the heat exchanger.  Latent heat of fusion is rejected by refrigerant in this process.  Heat rejected by the refrigerator is taken by the water through the heat exchanger.

SCOPE  Energy crisis in the world are rising  We are in search of alternate sources of energy  Energy saved is energy generated  Heat energy recovered saves the primary fuel consumption  This system can be installed on refrigerators at low cost  Fuel usage for heating of water can be reduced as this system provides preheated water .

WORKING   The conventional refrigerator consists of four basic parts  Compressor  Condenser  Expansion valve  Evaporator Heat exchanger replaces condenser part of refrigerator in this system .

Schematic diagram of the water cooled refrigeration process .

Water flows downwards due to gravity to the HX via the hole at the bottom  As the hotter water is lighter than the colder water hotter water always remains on the top of the storage tank  As thermosyphon system is used no external pump is required for circulation of water .THERMOSIPHON EFFECT  Thermo siphon effect is used for the circulation of water through the heat exchanger  Water tank placed is paced at the top of refrigerator.

OBJECTIVES The main objectives of our project are:  Recover waste heat from a refrigerator.  Provide water cooling system for refrigerator instead of conventional air cooled condensers.  Introduce a system that provide hot water from refrigerator without any external devices  To control the temperature of the room containing the refrigerator as no heat is rejected into the atmosphere .  Increase the coefficient of performance (COP) of domestic refrigerator.

EXPECTED OUTCOME The expected outcomes of the project are.  Increase in coefficient of performance  Hot water with temperature range of about 400C – 600C  Save primary fuel  No harmful effect to environment .

.  COP of refrigerator vs mass flow rate of water.ACTION PLAN Various experiments has to be conducted on the system and the following graphs has to be plotted  Temperature of hot water at outlet vs mass flow rate water.  Heat recovered vs mass flow rate of water.