A More Efficient Refrigerator

September 1994
21st Century;Sep94, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p10
The article describes a refrigerator science project by students at Ward Melville High School in Setauket, New York that won second place in the 1994 NYNEX competition. An overview of energy consumption in New York is presented. It explains the refrigeration principle considered by the students. It shares that the rate of heat dissipation was measured by heat current and heat capacity. Other topics discussed include data acquisition, data and energy saving and project implementation.


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