Evaporative Cooling Decision Making Tool

Excel icon Evaporative Cooling Decision Making Tool (2018)

An interactive Microsoft Excel-based decision-making tool to help determine if evaporative cooling devices are suitable for fruit and vegetable preservation in a specific context, and to guide the calculation of potential financial savings. Allows a user to input a summary of local weather conditions, water access, amount of vegetables in need of improved storage, and the cost of locally available materials. The tool outputs information about the suitability of evaporative cooling devices for various times of the year and estimates the financial savings that a device might provide.