This paper presents field test of a hybrid solar liquid desiccant cooling system conducted at a test house at the University of Florida’s Energy Research and Education Park. These tests consisted of operating the air conditioning system at the test house in two configurations: the conventional vapor compression system and the hybrid desiccant system. Experiments were conducted to study the influence of the air mass flow rate, temperature of the inlet air, temperature of the desiccant, and desiccant mass flow rate on the performance of both system configurations. Based on the field test results, it was found that the hybrid desiccant system improves the air conditioning performance in the field test house by decreasing the outlet humidity and temperature of the air.
A Study of the Performance of a Hybrid Liquid Desiccant Cooling System Using Lithium Chloride
Contributed by the Solar Energy Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF SOLAR ENERGY ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the ASME Solar Energy Division, February 2001; final revision, August 2002. Associate Editor: V. Mei.
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Mago, P., and Goswami , D. Y. (January 27, 2003). "A Study of the Performance of a Hybrid Liquid Desiccant Cooling System Using Lithium Chloride ." ASME. J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2003; 125(1): 129–131. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1530199
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