Performance evaluation of a solar-aided liquid desiccant evaporative cooling system

Sneha Reddy, S. Shanmuga Priya, S. Harish Kuma

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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 moisture 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Sustainable Engineering and Technology, iConset 2018
EditorsM. Mathivanan, M. Eswaramoorthy, T. Senthilkumaran
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735417656
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27-11-2018
Event1st International Conference on Sustainable Engineering and Technology, iConset 2018 - Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Duration: 19-04-201820-04-2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2039
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Sustainable Engineering and Technology, iConset 2018
CountryIndia
CityBengaluru, Karnataka
Period19-04-1820-04-18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Reddy, S., Priya, S. S., & Kuma, S. H. (2018). Performance evaluation of a solar-aided liquid desiccant evaporative cooling system. In M. Mathivanan, M. Eswaramoorthy, & T. Senthilkumaran (Eds.), International Conference on Sustainable Engineering and Technology, iConset 2018 [020004] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2039). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5078963