A new approach to study and compare the annual performance of liquid and solid desiccant cooling systems

Fatemeh Esfandiari Nia, Patrick Phelan

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Abstract

Desiccant cooling systems, considered one of the sustainable air conditioning technologies, have been attractive for researchers to be studied for many years. In this paper, the modeling and simulation of a packed tower liquid dehumidifier and regenerator as well as a solid desiccant wheel are presented. The simplified equations that predict the air conditions after passing these systems are developed. This approach is quick and does not need a lengthy computer calculation and large memory capacity. Liquid and solid desiccant cooling cycles are presented and using this approach, the performance of these systems Is calculated for weather data of a reference year and different climates in the United States. These systems are compared regarding their energy and water consumption based on this new approach. The first results show that liquid desiccant systems, without technology improvements, have the large sizes at lower capacities and have lower coefficients of performance than solid desiccant cooling systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2009, IMECE 2009
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages899-907
Number of pages9
EditionPART B
ISBN (Print)9780791843826
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
EventASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009 - Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 13 2009Nov 19 2009

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
NumberPART B
Volume9

Other

OtherASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009
CountryUnited States
CityLake Buena Vista, FL
Period11/13/0911/19/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Nia, F. E., & Phelan, P. (2010). A new approach to study and compare the annual performance of liquid and solid desiccant cooling systems. In Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2009, IMECE 2009 (PART B ed., pp. 899-907). (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings; Vol. 9, No. PART B). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2009-12490