Development and construction of the novel solar thermal desiccant cooling system incorporating hot water production

Napoleon Enteria, Hiroshi Yoshino, Akira Satake, Akashi Mochida, Rie Takaki, Ryuichiro Yoshie, Seizo Baba

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Abstract

This paper reports the development and construction of the novel solar cooling and heating system. The system consists of the thermal energy subsystem and the desiccant cooling subsystem. The system utilizes both the cheaper nighttime electric energy and the free daytime solar energy. The system is conceptualized to produce both cooling during summer daytime and hot water production during winter. Testing and evaluation of the system had been done to determine its operational procedure and performance. Based on the results, the thermal energy subsystem functioned to its expected performance in solar energy collection and thermal storage. The desiccant cooling subsystem reduced both the temperature and the humidity content of the air using solar energy with a minimal amount of back-up electric energy. The system however, needs further investigation under real conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-486
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Energy
Volume87
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Desiccant cooling system
  • Electric energy
  • Evaporative cooling
  • Solar energy
  • Thermal energy system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Energy(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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