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DEVELOPMENT OF SELECTED PARAMETERS OF MICROCLIMATE IN A STAND ALONE CELLAR PLUNGED INTO SOIL

Grzegorz Nawalany 1  ,  
Paweł Sokołowski 1  ,  
Piotr Herbut 1  ,  
 
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University of Agriculture Krakow, Department of Rural Building, al. Mickiewicza 24/28, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
J. Ecol. Eng. 2017; 18(3):156–161
Publish date: 2017-05-02
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The thesis presents the analysis of development of selected parameters of microclimate in a stand alone cellar plunged into soil. The scope of studies included measurement of air internal and external temperature and relative humidity of internal and external air. The thesis also concerns the analysis of heat exchange of cellar compartments with the surrounding soil. Studies were carried out from July 11, 2012 to July 10, 2013. Analysis of the obtained results of studies proved that the internal air temperature in the examined cellar was mainly formed by the external air temperature as well as by the surrounding soil. For 42% of storage period, the thermal conditions in the cellar plunged into soil were unfavorable which disqualifies the cellar’s purpose for storage of vegetables, e.g. potatoes. Too high temperature was observed in the initial and final period. Favorable storage conditions were experienced only in the period from December 14, 2012 to April 11, 2013. To adjust this kind facility for storage of vegetables, thermal insulation of compartments and installation of cooling units is required.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Grzegorz Nawalany   
University of Agriculture Krakow, Department of Rural Building, al. Mickiewicza 24/28, 30-059 Krakow, Poland