Volume 5 Number 1 (Feb. 2014)
IJESD 2014 Vol.5(1): 86-90 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.456

Green Air Conditioning in Hand with Waste Management: Coconut Pith as an Artificial Air Conditioner

Namitha Philip and Paulose T.
Abstract—The mean surface temperature of earth has always been on an increasing rate ever since the early 19th century by about 0.8 °C. This increase in temperature has affected every sphere of human life including our homes. The summers have become longer as an effect of global warming thereby increasing the temperature in our houses making life in our concrete houses impossible. The present most widely used solution to this problem is the usage of air conditioners. In this paper, an alternative eco-friendly method of providing natural air conditioning to houses is proposed. This helps in reducing the energy consumption for the same. By this project, a natural air conditioning system was implemented in a house, the room was kept under observation and inference was obtained that it helps to reduce the room temperatures by 10°C. This was obtained by using Coconut pith as an insulating agent on roof tops to bring down the temperature inside the house. This project is cost efficient as coconut pith is available locally free and adds up to the aim of energy conservation and also waste management as coconut pith is a waste product of the coir industry and its accumulation has been a major environmental problem for the industry.

Index Terms—Coconut pith, temperature, eco-friendly, global warming, roof tops, natural air conditioning.

Namitha Philip and Paulose T. are with Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, SRM University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Vidya Academy of Science and Technology (e-mail: namithaphilip2703@gmail.com).


Cite:Namitha Philip and Paulose T., "Green Air Conditioning in Hand with Waste Management: Coconut Pith as an Artificial Air Conditioner," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 86-90, 2014.

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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print); 2972-3698 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
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  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
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