Initial operation and performance evaluation of the developed solar thermal and electric desiccant cooling system

N. Enteria, H. Yoshino, A. Satake, A. Mochida, R. Takaki, H. Yonekura, R. Yoshie, T. Mitamura, S. Baba

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Abstract

The system in this article was operated for electric heating and thermal storage, thermal storage and desiccant cooling, three days of controlled system operation, and a one-day actual outdoor air conditions operation. Results show that almost 9 h of electric heating is needed to store sufficient thermal energy and that same thermal stored energy is barely enough to support the desiccant cooling operation for only 7 h. It is also shown that excess thermal energy in the tank from the previous day's operation cannot support the early-hour desiccant cooling the following day.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-87
Number of pages29
JournalExperimental Heat Transfer
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan

Keywords

  • desiccant dehumidification
  • electric energy
  • evaporative cooling
  • heat exchanger
  • solar energy
  • thermal storage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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