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Comparison between Water and N-Tetradecane as Insulation Materials through Modeling and Simulation of Heat Transfer in Packaging Box for Vaccine Shipping
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  • Journal title : Clean Technology
  • Volume 22, Issue 1,  2016, pp.45-52
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Clean Technology
  • DOI : 10.7464/ksct.2016.22.1.045
 Title & Authors
Comparison between Water and N-Tetradecane as Insulation Materials through Modeling and Simulation of Heat Transfer in Packaging Box for Vaccine Shipping
Dao, Van-Duong; Jin, Ik-Kyu; Hur, Ho; Choi, Ho-Suk;
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 Abstract
This study reports on the modeling and simulation of heat transfer in packaging boxes used for vaccine shipping. Both water and n-tetradecane are used as primary insulation materials inside a multi-slab system. The one-dimensional model, which is a spherical model using a radius equivalent to the rectangular geometry of container, is applied in this study. N-tetradecane with low thermal diffusivity and proper phase transition temperature exhibits higher heat transfer resistance during both heating and cooling processes compared to water. Thus, n-tetradecane is a better candidate as an insulating material for packaging containers for vaccine shipping. Furthermore, the developed method can also become a rapid and economic tool for screening appropriate phase change materials used as insulation materials with suitable properties in logistics applications.
 Keywords
Cold chain;Modelling;Simulation;Heat transfer;N-Tetradecane;Water;
 Language
English
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