Comparative performance analysis of a static & dynamic evaporative cooling pads for varied climatic conditions

Shiva Kumar, Sampath Suranjan Salins, S. V.Kota Reddy, Prasanth Sreekumar Nair

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Abstract

Evaporation significantly reduce the temperature of the space and it mainly depends on the external climatic conditions. Current work focuses on the development of an evaporative cooling unit to study the performance of the system for varying ambient conditions. A novel centrifugal evaporative cooling unit is constructed which consists of a cylindrical pad structure. Both static and dynamic conditions are analysed with the variation of water flow rate (WFR), air flow rate, and inlet relative humidity (RH). Rate of evaporation (ER), cooling effect, coefficient of performance (COP)and energy consumption (EC) for both stationary and dynamic packing for varying input conditions have been accessed. Experimental result indicated that, with the increase in the air flow rate, there is a drop in the ΔDBT, ΔRH, COP and humidification efficiency and a rise in the evaporation rate. Output parameters improve till a water flow rate of 0.6 LPM, there afterwards performance deteriorated. Maximum evaporation rate and Humidification efficiency (HE) obtained by the system are 2 g/s & 81.11% respectively. Transient analysis indicated that the dynamic packing achieved the thermal comfort faster than the static packing. Overall, Dynamic packing gave better performance compared to static packing and it is found that performances are highly dependent on the climatic conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121136
JournalEnergy
Volume233
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15-10-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Pollution
  • Energy(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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