Photo of an alleged ‘Cold Room’ in KNUST

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The word ‘Cold Room’ have become very popular on the web.

Cold Room’ was mentioned by a lecturer of University of Lagos, Boniface Igbeneghu, in a documentary filmed discretely by the BBC.

In the documentary, Igbeneghu described the room as a place where lecturers meet to “touch students’ breast” at the staff club of the university.

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Well, a photos spotted on Facebook by Celebrities Buzz indicates that Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) also have one of these ‘Cold Rooms’ in the school.

Below is a photo of it shared by a Facebook user:

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Now, the question is, are ‘Cold Rooms’ meant for carrying out bad deeds?

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What then are Cold Rooms used for?

According to our findings on, cold room is a warehouse in which a specific temperature is artificially generated. It is generally designed for storing products in an environment below the outside temperature.

Products that need refrigeration include fruits, vegetables, seafood, meat, flowers.

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This is how a Cold Room looks like.

The first cold rooms were called snowfields. This was a well with retaining walls, of small or large dimensions, with openings where snow was introduced, and ice was extracted. The purpose was to keep the ice even if the snow melted.

Cold rooms have been an essential part of the maritime industry since the late nineteenth century. These rooms are in warmer latitudes, where the commercialization of products and the time factor play important roles for the development of specific industries that require very strict quality parameters.

Refrigerating chambers are also used for engineering products, e.g. to store chemicals at an ideal temperature for processing or to slow down chemical reactions (for example, in processes catalyzed by temperatures or in polymers).

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