Desiccant cooling systems: a review

Sahlot, Minaal and Riffat, Saffa (2016) Desiccant cooling systems: a review. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 11 (4). pp. 489-505. ISSN 1748-1325

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Desiccant cooling systems have been considered as an efficient method of controlling moisture content in supply air. They do not use any ozone-depleting coolants and consume less energy as compared with the vapour compression systems. This communication provides an extensive review of liquid desiccant systems (LDSs). All the components of an LDS such as dehumidifier, regenerator, packing material and liquid desiccant properties along with its energy storage capabilities have been discussed in detail. In addition, hybrid of LDSs with sensible cooling technologies has been studied. Various types of mathematical models to predict the outlet parameters of the desiccant system and current issues in liquid desiccants have been reviewed in detail. Moreover, solid and other advanced desiccants have also been discussed briefly. Finally, a summary of some successful case studies and economic evaluation of desiccant systems have been given.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: liquid desiccant; hybrid systems; liquid desiccant issues; dehumidifier and regenerator; desiccant system case studies
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2017 12:07
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:25

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