Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) develops an Indian Standard for ‘Non-electric cooling cabinet made of clay’

What is the News?

The Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) has developed an Indian Standard, IS 17693: 2022 for a ‘non-electric cooling cabinet made of clay’ named “Mitticool refrigerator”.

What is the Mitticool refrigerator?

Mitticool Refrigerator is a non-electric cooling cabinet made of clay.

Developed by:  Shri Mansukh Bhai Prajapati from Gujarat

Technology: The refrigerator operates on the principle of evaporative cooling.

Note: Evaporative cooling, otherwise known as adiabatic cooling, works on the principle of water evaporation through which the air is cooled down to a comfortable temperature. It is a cooling and ventilation technique that uses water as its refrigerant.

Uses of Refrigerator: It is a natural refrigerator made primarily from clay to store vegetables, fruits, milk, and also for cooling water. It provides natural coolness to foodstuffs stored in it without requiring any electricity. 

Significance of this Refrigerator: It can play an influential role in 1) Reviving the pottery culture, tradition, and heritage, 2) Connecting people back to roots in better healthier ways, 3) Promoting sustainable consumption, 4) Economically empowering the indigent community, 5) Working towards green and cool earth, economic development and employment generation and 6) Contributing towards rural women upliftment and making them financially independent.

How has the Government helped in promoting this innovation?

‘Mitticool Refrigerator’ was presented at the 4th batch of Innovations Scholars In-residence Programme. This programme was held at Rashtrapati Bhawan in 2017 in partnership with the National Innovation Foundation (NIF).

Objective: The programme supports grassroots innovations developed by individuals and local communities in any technological field.

Source: The post is based on the articleBureau of Indian Standards (BIS) develops an Indian Standard for Non-electric cooling cabinet made of claypublished in PIB on 16th June 2022.

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