Design and Construction of a Solar Thermal Refrigeration System for Patna, India

Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date


Publication Source

Proceedings of the ASME 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability collocated with the ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference and the ASME 2013 11th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology


This paper describes the design and construction of a solar thermal adsorption refrigerator in Patna, Bihar, India. After a brief description of the local situation and planning prerequisites the reasons for choosing an ethanol based adsorption system are explained. The following sections are focused on the description of the design and the theory behind the system. Lastly, practical aspects that arose during the construction of the first prototype are mentioned.




American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Place of Publication

Minneapolis, MN