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Title: Separate sensible and latent cooling system: A preliminary analysis of a novel approach

Abstract

Separate sensible and latent cooling systems offer significant increases in the overall performance of cooling/dehumidification systems compared with conventional vapor-compression air-conditioning systems. Key to the energy efficiency of such systems is the performance of the heat and mass exchangers that provide sensible cooling and dehumidification. A novel design is proposed for dehumidification applications, deploying metal foam as a substrate coated with solid desiccants. The current report provides some preliminary information regarding the development of the technology and discusses factors such as manufacturing of desiccants, characterization of desiccants, and development of the metal foam heat exchanger. All three aspects provide the necessary infrastructure for further development and validation of the proposed concept.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1399928
Report Number(s):
ORNL/SPR-2017/479
102981
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Nawaz, Kashif. Separate sensible and latent cooling system: A preliminary analysis of a novel approach. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1399928.
Nawaz, Kashif. Separate sensible and latent cooling system: A preliminary analysis of a novel approach. United States. doi:10.2172/1399928.
Nawaz, Kashif. Sun . "Separate sensible and latent cooling system: A preliminary analysis of a novel approach". United States. doi:10.2172/1399928. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1399928.
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title = {Separate sensible and latent cooling system: A preliminary analysis of a novel approach},
author = {Nawaz, Kashif},
abstractNote = {Separate sensible and latent cooling systems offer significant increases in the overall performance of cooling/dehumidification systems compared with conventional vapor-compression air-conditioning systems. Key to the energy efficiency of such systems is the performance of the heat and mass exchangers that provide sensible cooling and dehumidification. A novel design is proposed for dehumidification applications, deploying metal foam as a substrate coated with solid desiccants. The current report provides some preliminary information regarding the development of the technology and discusses factors such as manufacturing of desiccants, characterization of desiccants, and development of the metal foam heat exchanger. All three aspects provide the necessary infrastructure for further development and validation of the proposed concept.},
doi = {10.2172/1399928},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sun Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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