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Title: High-Efficiency Variable Dehumidification for Air Conditioners: ClimaStat

Abstract

Advantek has successfully developed the first low-cost technology offering significant improvement in both Seasonal Energy Efficiency (SEER) and comfort & humidity control. A production prototype was constructed based on a commercial roof top package unit. The prototype was operated under a wide range of psychrometric conditions. Test data was analyzed to identify refinements, which were implemented to further improve performance in an iterative procedure that resulted in a fully optimized technology. The latest results show an increase in dehumidification capacity of 56% with ClimaStat™ in full dehumidify mode vs. with ClimaStat™ off. Dehumidification improved by a factor of 1.7 to 1.9 – meaning that the unit can provide nearly twice the water removal per unit of sensible cooling load. Performance testing results have been consistent, verifiable and repeatable. . ClimaStat™ cost-effectively controls humidity on-demand and improves indoor air quality while reducing annual energy costs. Test data clearly shows that ClimaStat™ costs 20% to 60% less to operate. ClimaStat™ is ready for market.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Advantek Consulting, Inc.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE) Inventions and Innovations Program
OSTI Identifier:
922139
Report Number(s):
DOE-GO13003-1
TRN: US200806%%200
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-03GO13003
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; AIR CONDITIONERS; AIR QUALITY; CAPACITY; COOLING LOAD; ENERGY ACCOUNTING; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; HUMIDITY; HUMIDITY CONTROL; INDOORS; MARKET; PERFORMANCE; PERFORMANCE TESTING; PRODUCTION; ROOFS; WATER REMOVAL; Air Conditioning, energy efficiency, EER, SEER, dehumidification, humidity, dehumidify, SHR, mold, IAQ, indoor air quality

Citation Formats

West, Michael K., Ph.D. P.E.. High-Efficiency Variable Dehumidification for Air Conditioners: ClimaStat. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/922139.
West, Michael K., Ph.D. P.E.. High-Efficiency Variable Dehumidification for Air Conditioners: ClimaStat. United States. doi:10.2172/922139.
West, Michael K., Ph.D. P.E.. Sun . "High-Efficiency Variable Dehumidification for Air Conditioners: ClimaStat". United States. doi:10.2172/922139. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/922139.
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title = {High-Efficiency Variable Dehumidification for Air Conditioners: ClimaStat},
author = {West, Michael K., Ph.D. P.E.},
abstractNote = {Advantek has successfully developed the first low-cost technology offering significant improvement in both Seasonal Energy Efficiency (SEER) and comfort & humidity control. A production prototype was constructed based on a commercial roof top package unit. The prototype was operated under a wide range of psychrometric conditions. Test data was analyzed to identify refinements, which were implemented to further improve performance in an iterative procedure that resulted in a fully optimized technology. The latest results show an increase in dehumidification capacity of 56% with ClimaStat™ in full dehumidify mode vs. with ClimaStat™ off. Dehumidification improved by a factor of 1.7 to 1.9 – meaning that the unit can provide nearly twice the water removal per unit of sensible cooling load. Performance testing results have been consistent, verifiable and repeatable. . ClimaStat™ cost-effectively controls humidity on-demand and improves indoor air quality while reducing annual energy costs. Test data clearly shows that ClimaStat™ costs 20% to 60% less to operate. ClimaStat™ is ready for market.},
doi = {10.2172/922139},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Sun Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}

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