Experimental investigation on phase change materials as heating element for non-electric neonatal incubator

Rho Natta Matahari, Nandy Setiadi Djaya Putra, Bambang Ariantara, Muhammad Amin, Erwin Prawiro

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Abstract

High number of preterm births is one of the issues in improving health standard. The effort to help premature babies is hampered by high cost of NICU care in hospital. In addition, uneven distribution of electricity to remote area made it hard to operate the incubator. Utilization of phase change material beeswax to non-electricity incubator as heating element becomes alternative option to save premature babies. The objective of this experiment is to investigate the most efficient mass of beeswax according to Indonesian National Standard to earn over time and ideal temperature of incubator. Experiment was performed using prototype incubator, which utilizes natural convection phenomenon in the heating process of incubator. Utilization of fin is to accelerate heat distribution in the incubator. Result of experiment showed that the most efficient mass of PCM is 3 kg, which has 2.45 hours of running time for maintaining temperature of incubator in range of 32-36°C.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomedical Engineering's Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, and Medical Devices
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering, ISBE 2016
EditorsYudan Whulanza, Sugeng Supriadi, Muhamad Sahlan, Basari
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414853
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2017
Event1st International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering: Biomedical Engineering's Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, and Medical Devices, ISBE 2016 - Depok City, Indonesia
Duration: 31 May 20161 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1817
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference1st International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering: Biomedical Engineering's Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, and Medical Devices, ISBE 2016
CountryIndonesia
CityDepok City
Period31/05/161/06/16

Keywords

  • Beeswax
  • Non-electric Neonatal Incubator
  • Phase Change Material

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