Publications

Evaporative Cooling Technologies for Improved Vegetable Storage in Mali
Jun 01, 2018 | Eric Verploegen, Ousmane Sanogo & Takemore Chagomoka

MIT D-Lab and the World Vegetable Center published a research report evaluating technologies designed to improve the storage of vegetables using evaporative cooling. The methodologies used included interviews with users of the cooling and storage technologies, interviews with stakeholders along the vegetable supply chain, and sensors to monitor product performance parameters.

 

Evaporative Cooling for Improved Vegetable and Fruit Storage in Rwanda and Burkina Faso
May 29, 2019 | Eric Verploegen, MIT D-Lab; Rashmi Ekka & Gurbinda Gill, Agribusiness Associates

MIT D-Lab and Agribusiness Associates conducted a study of evaporative cooling devices in Rwanda and Burkina Faso, as part of a Feed the Future program run by UC Davis' Horticulture Innovation Lab. The results of this research provided insights into the impact of device design and weather conditional on performance, as well as providing recommendations for dissemination of evaporative cooling devices. 

 

Evaporative Cooling Best Practices Guide
Jun 01, 2018 | Eric Verploegen, Peter Rinker, Kukom Edoh Ognakossan

Provides guidance on best practices for determining the suitability of evaporative cooling technologies for a specific context, construction and usage of clay pot coolers and evaporative cooling chambers, and dissemination approaches.  

 

Evaporative Cooling Decision-Making Tool
Jun 01, 2018 | MIT D-Lab's Research Group

An interactive Microsoft Excel-based decision-making tool to help determine if evaporative cooling devices are suitable for a specific context, and to guide the calculation of potential financial savings. 

 

Affordable, Scalable, Overlooked: Evaporative Cooling Can Fight Food Loss – Why isn’t the Development Sector Embracing It?
Nov 14, 2018 | Eric Verploegen, MIT D-Lab | Next Billion

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Eric Verploegen, MIT D-Lab Research Engineer