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Pot-in-pot Refrigeration

Overview
Description

“Fridge for the Poor”. Cited in a UNDO report, a Pot in Pot Refrigeration system. A Nigerian Polytechnic lecturer founded the system in 1994, where it was invented to help rural farmers preserve their farm products.

Using this simplistic technology, we aim to bring to the farmers at Sirohi a tried and tested model to eliminate post harvest losses due to harsh weather conditions. Once the system is functional, we aim to sell the “Clay Fridges” at a pre-decided cost to the farmers to make this a sustainable model of income generation for the local potters at Sirohi

Fridge For the Poor:

Using this simplistic technology, we aim to bring to the farmers at Sirohi a tried and tested model to eliminate post harvest losses due to harsh weather conditions. Once the system is functional, we aim to sell the “Clay Fridges” at a pre-decided cost to the farmers to make this a sustainable model of income generation for the local potters at Sirohi.

This is one of our more exciting projects at the Skill Lab where we aim to work with the assistance of environmental engineers to mentor individuals who wish to gain experience in the field and have some fun with science.

“The pot-in-pot technology consists of two earthenware pots of different diameters, one placed inside the other. The space between the two pots is filled with wet sand that is kept constantly moist, thereby keeping both pots damp. Fruit, vegetables and other items such as soft drinks are put in the smaller inner pot, which is covered with a damp cloth.

The phenomenon that occurs is based on a simple principle of physics: the water contained in the sand between the two pots evaporates towards the outer surface of the larger pot where the drier outside air is circulating. By virtue of the laws of thermodynamics, the evaporation process automatically causes a drop in temperature of several degrees, cooling the inner container, destroying harmful micro-organisms and preserving the perishable foods inside. “



Project Snapshot

Location

Sirohi, Faridabad

Contact

(+91) 8587862557

For other details

contact@skilledsamaritan.com