Performance Assessment of a Near Room Temperature Magnetic Cooling System

Ekren O., YILANCI A., EZAN M. A., Kara M., Biyik E.

3rd International Conference on Energy and Environment Research (ICEER), Barcelona, Spain, 7 - 11 September 2016, vol.107, pp.188-192 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 107
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.egypro.2016.12.168
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.188-192
  • Keywords: Clean energy, gadolinium, heating-cooling, magnetic, magnetocaloric, REFRIGERATOR, REGENERATOR
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, performance of a near room temperature magnetic cooling system was investigated experimentally in terms of temperature span. The current setup has a permanent magnet pairs (0.7 Tesla), a magnetocaloric material (Gadolinium) and a heat transfer fluid (water, ethylene glycol and 10% ethanol-water mixing) furthermore solar energy was used as a power source of liner motion of the magnetic system. The obtained results showed that ethanol-water was the best heat transfer fluid and also that optimum magnetization-demagnetization period for the system was found 10 s. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.