# Calculate the amount of heat which must be removed from 400 kg fish.....?

Calculate the amount of heat which must be removed from 400 kg fish, if it enters a freezer room at 15 degrees *c and is pulled down to -18 deg Celsius.

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Fomula:

Q=mc^t

Q=mL

Specific heat of fish above freezing = 1.95 kJ/kgk

Specific heat of fish below freezing = 1.10 kJ/kgk

Latent heat- 110 kJ/kg

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- Anonymous4 months ago
3 calculations assuming you treat the fish as an equivalent mass of water.

cool the fish to freezing, Q = mass * specific heat * temperature change from 15C to 0C

freeze the fish, Q = mass * latent heat

cool the fish from freezing to -18C, Q = mass * specific heat * temperature change from 0C to -18C

Add up the 3 numbers.

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