Modelling and experiments of dry ice sublimation in an insulation box

A.S. Purandare*, S. Vanapalli

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

4 Downloads (Pure)


A crucial aspect of the cold chain involves maintaining temperature-sensitive products at the desired temperature during transportation to guarantee the safety and quality of perishable products and fulfil regulatory requirements set by various governing bodies. Dry ice is used as a cold agent for transporting temperature-sensitive products packed inside an insulation container. Since dry ice is commercially available in multiple forms and shapes, it is essential to predict the life of various types of dry ice inside an insulation container. In this work, the sublimation process of three types of dry ice, namely, snow, pellets, and slices, placed inside an insulation container made of expanded polystyrene is experimentally and numerically investigated. It is shown that the mass of dry ice inside the insulation container, irrespective of its form, decreases linearly with time for most of the sublimation process except towards the end of sublimation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration
Subtitle of host publicationParis , France, August 21-25, 2023.
Place of PublicationParis, France
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-36215-056-2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2023
Event26th International Congress of Refrigeration, ICR 2023 - Paris, France
Duration: 21 Aug 202325 Aug 2023
Conference number: 26

Publication series

NameRefrigeration science and technology
PublisherInstitut International du Froid
ISSN (Print)0151-1637


Conference26th International Congress of Refrigeration, ICR 2023
Abbreviated titleICR 2023


  • Cold chain
  • Refrigerated transport
  • Insulation
  • Insulated box
  • Dry ice
  • Sublimation
  • Expérimentation
  • Modelling
  • 2023 OA procedure


Dive into the research topics of 'Modelling and experiments of dry ice sublimation in an insulation box'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this