Thermal Shield

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A passive thermal insulation solution that protects temperature sensitive products (such as SNF) during transportation and storage.

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Status


Ideation
Development
Prototype
Pilot
Scale Up

Description


This project aims to continue the development of the Thermal Shield- a passive thermal insulation solution that protects temperature sensitive products (such as SNF) during transportation and storage. In 2016/2017 a Mercer University student team developed a small-scale model of the Thermal Shield and performed tests to this scaled model. Based on these testing results, the UNHRD LAB in conjecture with the student team at Mercer University think this could be a viable solution to shipping temperature sensitive products. Following the collection of needed materials, a full-scale prototype has been constructed. This prototype will undergo tests in the lab and in the field regarding thermal efficiency and durability. Based on these tests, the UNHRD LAB will determine which parts of the solution need to be modified in order to create the best possible solution. After making these adjustments, further field testing will need to be completed. After completing this process, the final design will be determined. This solution will then be ready to be implemented during the transportation and storage of all temperature sensitive products, such as SNF. This solution will be communicated to all HRD locations and the humanitarian community in order to improve the quality of temperature sensitive products, and in turn, improve the health and welfare of individuals around the world.