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Electricity-Free Clay Refrigerator

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According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, while a large number of people in the world are starving, 1.4 millard tons of food per year is thrown into landfills. The food is thrown out for various reasons: because of its abundance in developed countries, and in poor countries the cause is often the lack of opportunities to keep the products for a longer time. There are no fridges or even electricity.

MittiCool: Electricity-Free Clay Refrigerator

MittiCool refrigerator by Mansukhbhai Prajapati

MittiCool refrigerator by Mansukhbhai Prajapati

Indian inventor Mansukhbhai Prajapati invented a refrigerator that does not solve the problem for the whole world, but just helps to keep the food for a longer time on a local scale.

MittiCool refrigerator is made ​​of clay and does not need any power to operate. According to its inventor, the refrigerator is able to keep fruits and vegetables during a week. And it can store even dairy products. Mansukhbhai Prajapati started working over the MittiCool in 2001. And now he sells about 230 units per month in India, Kenya and the United Arab Emirates.

MittiCool is made of a special porous clay, which is in excess in the region of Gujarat, where the workshop Prajapati is located. The refrigerator works on the principle of evaporation. It consists of upper and lower chambers. The upper chamber includes water which gradually seeps down through the wall into the lower chamber and evaporating off the clay. In the lower chamber there are two shelves for food storage. Using this mechanism, the temperature inside MittiCool turns up to 8 degrees Celsius lower than outside.


MittiCool refrigerator by Mansukhbhai Prajapati

Thus, MittiCool does not require power to operate and does not pollute the atmosphere. Its use significantly prolongs the shelf life of fruits, vegetables, or dairy products. Plus, it only costs about $ 50. This refrigerator is a great solution to the problems in remote villages in India and other countries. The only disadvantage of the MittiCool fridge is that the production of one refrigerator takes about 10 days and it turns out pretty heavy. To move such a refrigerator requires at least two men.

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One Response to “Electricity-Free Clay Refrigerator”
  1. kirti thapa Says:

    Hi I wanted to purchase one of this mitticool where can I order. Actually I m from nepal kathmandu and will it be possible to deliver at this part of the world.
    thank you

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