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Title: Integrated gas-fired desiccant dehumidification vapor-compression cooling system for residential application. Phase 1. Final report, December 1986-December 1987

Abstract

The development of an air conditioner that uses a liquid-desiccant dehumidifier is described. Three air-conditioning systems that integrate the operation of a conventional vapor-compression system with a liquid-desiccant dehumidifier were first simulated in seasonal performance studies. These studies showed that there was little benefit from attempting to recover reject heat from the vapor-compression system for regenerating the liquid desiccant. The preferred version of the liquid-desiccant dehumidifier was one that used a simple gas-fired boiler for regenerating the desiccant. When added to a conventional vapor-compression air conditioner, this liquid-desiccant system could maintain comfortable humidity levels in the living space for almost the entire cooling season at a modest premium in operating costs.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
TECOGEN, Inc., Waltham, MA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6059740
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6059740
Report Number(s):
PB-89-140842/XAB; TR-4442-209-88
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 03 NATURAL GAS; DEHUMIDIFIERS; DESICCANTS; NATURAL GAS; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; AIR CONDITIONERS; COOLING SYSTEMS; HEAT EXCHANGERS; OPERATING COST; PROGRESS REPORT; BUILDINGS; COST; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY SOURCES; ENERGY SYSTEMS; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES 320106* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Building Equipment-- (1987-); 030600 -- Natural Gas-- Economic, Industrial, & Business Aspects

Citation Formats

Lowenstein, A., Marsala, J., Spatz, M., Feldman, S., and Tandler, J. Integrated gas-fired desiccant dehumidification vapor-compression cooling system for residential application. Phase 1. Final report, December 1986-December 1987. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Lowenstein, A., Marsala, J., Spatz, M., Feldman, S., & Tandler, J. Integrated gas-fired desiccant dehumidification vapor-compression cooling system for residential application. Phase 1. Final report, December 1986-December 1987. United States.
Lowenstein, A., Marsala, J., Spatz, M., Feldman, S., and Tandler, J. Tue . "Integrated gas-fired desiccant dehumidification vapor-compression cooling system for residential application. Phase 1. Final report, December 1986-December 1987". United States. doi:.
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title = {Integrated gas-fired desiccant dehumidification vapor-compression cooling system for residential application. Phase 1. Final report, December 1986-December 1987},
author = {Lowenstein, A. and Marsala, J. and Spatz, M. and Feldman, S. and Tandler, J.},
abstractNote = {The development of an air conditioner that uses a liquid-desiccant dehumidifier is described. Three air-conditioning systems that integrate the operation of a conventional vapor-compression system with a liquid-desiccant dehumidifier were first simulated in seasonal performance studies. These studies showed that there was little benefit from attempting to recover reject heat from the vapor-compression system for regenerating the liquid desiccant. The preferred version of the liquid-desiccant dehumidifier was one that used a simple gas-fired boiler for regenerating the desiccant. When added to a conventional vapor-compression air conditioner, this liquid-desiccant system could maintain comfortable humidity levels in the living space for almost the entire cooling season at a modest premium in operating costs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 1988},
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