Overview of Sustainable Refrigerated Road Transport Systems
Davies, GF, Francis, C, Evans, JA and Maidment, GG (2017). Overview of Sustainable Refrigerated Road Transport Systems. in: Smithers, G, Day, L, Ferranti, P, Fischer, A, Glibetic, M, Knoezer, K, Lee, A, McSweeney, P, Robertson, G, Schasteen, C, Smith, N, Tanner, D and Varelis, P (ed.) Reference Module in Food Science Elsevier.
|Authors||Davies, GF, Francis, C, Evans, JA and Maidment, GG|
|Editors||Smithers, G, Day, L, Ferranti, P, Fischer, A, Glibetic, M, Knoezer, K, Lee, A, McSweeney, P, Robertson, G, Schasteen, C, Smith, N, Tanner, D and Varelis, P|
As the global demand for refrigerated products increase, it has become progressively challenging to develop sustainable refrigerated road transport systems. Manufacturers and fleet operators have to balance the competing interests of maintaining temperature control while reducing the energy consumption and overall environmental impact of these systems. This article provides an overview of the general requirements of refrigerated road transport vehicles. It analyses the design of the vehicle temperature storage compartment and the refrigeration equipment, as well as various controls and strategies used to improve the performance and design of the system. It also reviews a range of modelling techniques, experiments and laboratory tests used to evaluate key factors which influence the condition of the air in the refrigerated space, energy consumption, cost and environmental impact.
|Keywords||refrigeration; sustainable; refrigerated transport; energy consumption; temperature|
|Book title||Reference Module in Food Science|
|25 Jul 2017|
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|Deposited||14 Aug 2017|
|Accepted||06 Jun 2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100596-5.21245-6|
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