Magnetic refrigeration at room temperature is an emerging technology for refrigeration, which promises low energy consumption and is environmentalle friendly. Magnetic refrigeration is based on the magnetocaloric effect, which manifests itself as a reversibel increase in temperature when magnetic material are plased in a magnetic field. This paper introduces and describes magnetic refrigeration cycles and the magnetocaloric effect, and shows how magnetic refrigeration can be an alternative to vapour-compression refrigeration,. A review of the Danish research on magnetic refrigeration at Risø National Laboratory is also provided.
|Title of host publication||Kompendium : Danske Køledage 2006|
|Place of Publication||Jægerspris|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||Danske køledage 2006 - Odense, Denmark|
Duration: 16 Mar 2006 → 17 Mar 2006
|Conference||Danske køledage 2006|
|Period||16/03/2006 → 17/03/2006|