The Invention of the Refrigerator Essay

737 Words Jun 7th, 2013 3 Pages


Today I am going to talk you about the invention of the refrigerator. I chose this topic because I think we all can't imagine our lives without food, so we also can't imagine our lives without the refrigerator. I'm going to present you this topic with the help of power point and I really hope that in the end of my presentation you will know something more about refrigerators.

The invention of the refrigerator

The conveniences we enjoy in our homes are the product of many machines we use every day to make our lives easier. We must be aware that it is only because of dedicated inventors that have spent years of their life, searching of a way to make all this possible. We're talking about machines such as
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Soon, what was meant to be just an experiment became something fit for commercialization and other inventors tried to develop Perkin's patent.

In 1856 following Perkins' success, James Harrison, an immigrant from Scotland living in Australia, developed an ice making machine using ammonia and an ether compressor. It was used in the meat packing industries of Geelong, Victoria. Few years later, Carl Paul Gottfried Linde, a German engineer developed refrigeration and gas separation technologies.

Carl Paul Gottfried Linde (better known as Carl von Linde) was working in the way of develop new refrigeration cycles. In 1892 Linde's research drove into the area of low temperature refrigeration and in 1894 he started work on a process for the liquefaction of air. In his later career Linde began working on a technique to obtain pure oxygen and nitrogen based on the fractional distillation of liquefied air. By 1910 Carl's son Friedrich had developed the Linde double-column process, variants of which are still in common use when it comes to air separation in three main gasses: oxygen, nitrogen and argon.

In the 1920s and '30s, consumers were for the first time introduced to freezers – that was the time when the first electric refrigerators with ice cube compartments came on the market. Even so, the mass production of modern

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