Laboratory set-up

Pictures of the Laboratory set -up

Thermocouple Thermocouple (a temperature measurement device) attached to the base of the lunch box.
Lunch box being tested Food items that have a standard weight and size were used so that the food would be the same in each lunch box, for example, pre-sliced bread, pre-sliced cheese, pre-packaged snack foods.
Each lunch box had a drink bottle that was designed to lie just under the lid, ensuring that the bottle was in the same positioning every box. Each lunch box had a drink bottle that was designed to lie just under the lid, ensuring that the bottle was in the same positioning every box.
The prepared lunch box The prepared lunch box.
The lunch box and icebrick inside the insulated bag. The lunch box and icebrick inside the insulated bag.
The prepared insulated bag The prepared insulated bag.
The temperature measurement equipment The amount of water in the drink bottle was measured on a scale. The temperature measurement equipment is also shown.
The laboratory set-up The laboratory set-up