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Power Absorption analysis of Coconut Oil in a Microwave Oven with Various Parameters

Smitha I.S, Juno Devassy, Akhil Gopalakrishnan, K. Rajeevkumar Published in Power Electronics

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication 2012
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  1. Smitha I.S, Juno Devassy, Akhil Gopalakrishnan and K Rajeevkumar. Article: Power Absorption analysis of Coconut Oil in a Microwave Oven with various parameters.. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 1(5):26-33, February 2012. BibTeX

    	author = "Smitha I.S and Juno Devassy and Akhil Gopalakrishnan and K. Rajeevkumar",
    	title = "Article: Power Absorption analysis of Coconut Oil in a Microwave Oven with various parameters.",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	year = 2012,
    	volume = 1,
    	number = 5,
    	pages = "26-33",
    	month = "February",
    	note = "Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA"


For the study of ZnO thin film deposition using a low cost microwave plasma deposition unit, a detailed analysis is required to ensure that sufficient power is delivered to plasma chamber. Hence a power analysis was carried out to observe the power absorbed by different loads when it is heated using a microwave oven. Here the load used is coconut oil, which is one of the most common edible oils. The power absorption characteristics of this load is observed and plotted by varying different parameters like time, volume and magnetron voltage.The same analysis is done with water, so that it can be taken as a reference. The power absorbed by water was higher when it is compared to coconut oil in all cases with different parameters. The results show the comparison of thermal properties and heating characteristics of coconut oil and water when they have undergone microwave radiation.


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Absorbed power, Magnetron input voltage, Microwave oven