Experimental investigation of transient thermal comfort for the indoor vegetation

Salins, Sampath Suranjan and Shiva, Kumar and Reddy, Kota S V (2021) Experimental investigation of transient thermal comfort for the indoor vegetation. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 40 (9). pp. 840-857. ISSN 14786451

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Abstract

Present work focuses on sustainable energy-based technique forc achieving the required thermal comfort inside a greenhouse unit. A region of definite volume is built, and the plants are placed inside it. Evaporative cooling setup consists of cooling pads, water spray unit and a blower are designed to regulate the ventilation inside the space. Experiments are conducted for a fixed peak time and changing the flow rate of air. Results indicated that the maximum temperature drop, and relative humidity drop values are observed to be 7.7°C and 22%. It is seen that optimum performance could be obtained for an airflow rate of 12 m/s and the corresponding Coefficient of Performance (COP), evaporation rate and cooling efficiency values are 2.4787, 0.1181 g/s and 60.05%, respectively

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Greenhouse; thermal comfort; evaporative cooling; humidification; transient thermal
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2021 10:05
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2021 10:05
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/157699

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