Liquid-to-air membrane energy exchangers (LAMEEs) are a new generation of energy exchangers in air-conditioning systems to transfer both heat and moisture. In this paper, the performance of a 200 cfm LAMEE is numerically and experimentally investigated under summer and winter test conditions when Lithium Chloride (LiCl) is used as a salt solution in the exchanger. The results show that the LAMEE has almost the same total effectiveness at summer and winter conditions, but the latent effectiveness of the LAMEE is higher at the summer conditions. Also, the agreement between the experimental and numerical results is acceptable for all the tests, and they are within their uncertainty ranges except for the latent effectiveness of the LAMEE tested under winter test conditions.

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