Design and Implementation of Fuel Cell and Photovoltaic Panel-Supported Ozonation System

YILMAZ E. N., Sevim D.

OZONE-SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, vol.41, no.2, pp.186-196, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01919512.2018.1512400
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.186-196
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


It is normal for a produced agricultural product or food to be transported to distances far from where it is produced. However, it is important to keep the product fresh in this transportation. There are many methods used to extend the life of the food during transport. The chemical method is the most used. However, the chemical method is harmful to human health. One of the methods used for storing, preserving and transporting agricultural products is ozonation and air conditioning. In this study, a system was designed to extend the life of the product in the storage and transport of food products. With the developed system, temperature, relative humidity and ozone were produced and their amounts were controlled according to the type of product being carried. In the design, polymer exchange membrane fuel cell was used for the required oxygen. The energy requirement of the system was provided by a photovoltaic panel to get rid of the generator dependency on supplied electrical power. The applicability of the system to refrigerated vehicles, especially those used in food transportation, was examined.