Performance Evaluation of a Solar-Aided Liquid Desiccant Evaporative Cooling System

Reddy, Sneha and Shanmugapriya, S and Kumar, Harish (2018) Performance Evaluation of a Solar-Aided Liquid Desiccant Evaporative Cooling System. In: International Conference on Sustainable Engineering and Technology, 01/01/0001, Bangalore.

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Abstract

The need to cut out issues like global warming, ozone layer depletion and excessive power consumption has led to an alarming upsurge of digging out alternative ways to reach out the increasing demands of human comforts. In recent times, solar aided desiccant cooling system is an appreciable method to extirpate moist re content from air whereby reaching out to human comfort levels in a cost effective manner. This paper involves the performance evaluation of various liquid desiccants by an air conditioning test rig using potassium formate, lithium chloride and calcium chloride as liquid desiccants. The relation of the variation in the air velocity of the ambient air into the system is with the variation of temperature and percentage relative humidity of the process air is compared using the three desiccants and are compared for the best results. Moreover, the approach of model predictive control was implemented in this system to increase the efficiency of the system

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Desiccant evaporative cooling ; Solar ; Liquid desiccant ; Model Predictive Control
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Chemical
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 09:14
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 09:14
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152972

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