With soaring inflation rate in the nation, anything that saves a few bucks seems like an additional income source. What if you are told that you can save a whole lot of cost incurred on LPG and simultaneously enhance the life and efficiency of your refrigerator?
A student from Malwa Institute of Technology (MIT) has forged a device which channels the heat that is induced from a refrigerator in heating food and warming water. This ingenious technology was crafted by the 21 year old Adarsh Mohan Dixit while repairing a water cooler at his friend’s shop. “I thought that when the cooler’s compressor becomes hot, its heat is a waste and it can be used to warm water,” he said. The device can heat up the water at scorching temperature of 60 degrees Celsius. “The heat of refrigerator is directed into an insulated steel chamber with the help of Copper condenser coil (tube) for warming water,” Dixit further explained.
Introduction of the device may cool off the electricity and the gas bill that is used while heating water and food. Adarsh stated “around 4kg of LPG gas worth around Rs 197 is being used for warming water and food in these restaurants. An annual saving of Rs 71,905 that can be made by this device in every restaurant.” In case of domestic usage the savings amount to Rs 20 a day or Rs 7200 on an annual basis. The device also cools down the refrigerator swiftly, enhancing its life and efficiency.
The young mastermind plans to manufacture the device in bulk in the future for which he has already received grants from Madhya Pradesh State Electronic Development Corporation (MPSEDC) and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC) for the project.