July 16th, 2009 - Walk-in freezer experiement

Inside of a -20 °C freezer-room in the McGill University Engineering complex, Professor Sijpkes, Robert Pontarelli and I conducted an experiment to validate our ice-chip/snow delivery system.

Image: Professor Sijpkes and Robert Pontarelli

Our system includes a Wye-channel, extended with rigid transport tubing, which is then attached to flexible tubing, so that we have the ability to manipulate the deposition path via the nozzle which is found at the base of the entire system.

Image: Y-Channel, transport tubing, and nozzle.

Using a large air compressor, the lab-made ice chips and snow are transported via the tubing and finally out of the deposition nozzle. Thus far, the results have been extremely positive and may open up several possibilities for the development of this system and future concepts for the project.

Image: 12" long ice wall

Stay tuned for updates on the website, future experiments and project concept development!

Post by: Thomas Evans