Experimental Investigation of Air Conditioner using the Desiccant Cooling System in Equatorial Climates

Kamaruddin, Abdullah and Aep Saepul, Uyun and Muhammad Syukri, Nur and Alie, Bamahry and Rino, Imanda and Teuku Meurah Indra, Mahlia (2018) Experimental Investigation of Air Conditioner using the Desiccant Cooling System in Equatorial Climates. MATEC Web of Conferences 164.

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Abstract

Indonesia lies in the tropical climate which requires air conditioning to increase working productivity of the people. Up to now people are still using the compressive cooling system which uses Freon as the refrigerant, which have been known to have a negative environmental impact. Therefore, new cooling system which is environmentally friendly is now needed. Desiccant cooling system manipulates the humidity condition of outside air in such a way so that the final temperature should become at 25 °C and RH of 65 %. Since it does not require refrigerant, a desiccant cooling has the potential to be developed in a tropical country like Indonesia. In this study an experimental desiccant cooling system has been designed and constructed and tested under laboratory condition. Experimental results have shown that the resulting air temperature was 26.1 °C with RH of 55.6 %, and average cooling capacity was 0.425 kW. The COP was found to be 0.44.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Air conditioning, desiccant cooling, desiccant wheel, evaporative cooling, sensible heat exchanger.
Subjects: 600 Technology, Applied Sciences/Teknologi, Ilmu Terapan > 697.9 Ventilation and Air Conditioning/Teknik Ventilasi dan Pendingin Ruangan AC
Divisions: Fakultas Teknologi Kelautan > Teknik Sistem Perkapalan
Pasca Sarjana
Pasca Sarjana > Energi Terbarukan
Depositing User: Fachry Al-Tolah Perpustakaan
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2020 04:11
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2020 03:47
URI: http://repository.unsada.ac.id/id/eprint/1212

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