Air conditioning is one of the large energy consuming sectors, as it comforts the human in closed environment. Especially, in coastal regions where both temperature and humidity are high, it demands for air conditioning. Usually, in such cases, cooling and dehumidification of outside air is done by cooling coils. Such cooling and dehumidification coils requires relatively large amount of energy. In the era of energy saving technologies, Liquid desiccant system (LDS) has proved to be one of the best alternatives for controlling the humidity, economically and efficiently. Different liquid desiccants are available for dehumidification purpose with their own advantages and disadvantages. This paper summarizes the different liquid desiccants used by researchers in their study and the performances analysis of dehumidification process. An attempt is also made to summarize the characteristics of the different hybrid or composite desiccants developed by researchers in order to improve the desiccant properties for the better dehumidification process.
|Journal||International Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2020|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes