Solar air conditioning system using desiccant wheel technology

Arfidian Rachman, Sohif Mat, Taib Iskandar, M. Yahya, Azami Zaharim, Kamaruzzaman Sopian

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Abstract

The electrical energy consumption in Malaysia has increased sharply in the past few years. Modern energy efficient technologies are desperately needed for the national energy policy. In this paper, a new design of desiccant cooling is being developed at the Solar Energy Research Institute, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia. The new conception of desiccant cooling can be an energy saving and permits to produce heat or cool by using solar energy without polluting the environment. Desiccant cooling systems have been used successfully in northern Europe and a number of studies have demonstrated that solar energy can be used to drive the system in this region. However, to date, desiccant cooling has not been used in Malaysia. This paper presents the results of a study, in which a solar desiccant cooling model will used to evaluate the potential for using solar power to drive a single-stage desiccant cooling system in Malaysia. The study demonstrates that solar desiccant cooling is feasible in Malaysia, provided that the latent heat gains experienced are not excessive. However, if the relative humidities experienced are too high then desiccant cooling becomes impracticable simply because the regeneration temperatures required are excessive.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational conference on System Science and Simulation in Engineering - Proceedings
Pages419-423
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event9th WSEAS International Conference on System Science and Simulation in Engineering, ICOSSSE'10 - Iwate
Duration: 4 Oct 20106 Oct 2010

Other

Other9th WSEAS International Conference on System Science and Simulation in Engineering, ICOSSSE'10
CityIwate
Period4/10/106/10/10

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Conditioning
Air conditioning
Wheel
Malaysia
Cooling
Wheels
Solar energy
Solar Energy
Cooling systems
Heat
Energy policy
Latent heat
Relative Humidity
Atmospheric humidity
Energy conservation
Regeneration
Energy utilization
Energy Saving
Energy Efficient
Energy Consumption

Keywords

  • Air-conditioning
  • Desiccant cooling
  • Solar thermal energy
  • Solid desiccant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Rachman, A., Mat, S., Iskandar, T., Yahya, M., Zaharim, A., & Sopian, K. (2010). Solar air conditioning system using desiccant wheel technology. In International conference on System Science and Simulation in Engineering - Proceedings (pp. 419-423)

Solar air conditioning system using desiccant wheel technology. / Rachman, Arfidian; Mat, Sohif; Iskandar, Taib; Yahya, M.; Zaharim, Azami; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman.

International conference on System Science and Simulation in Engineering - Proceedings. 2010. p. 419-423.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Rachman, A, Mat, S, Iskandar, T, Yahya, M, Zaharim, A & Sopian, K 2010, Solar air conditioning system using desiccant wheel technology. in International conference on System Science and Simulation in Engineering - Proceedings. pp. 419-423, 9th WSEAS International Conference on System Science and Simulation in Engineering, ICOSSSE'10, Iwate, 4/10/10.
Rachman A, Mat S, Iskandar T, Yahya M, Zaharim A, Sopian K. Solar air conditioning system using desiccant wheel technology. In International conference on System Science and Simulation in Engineering - Proceedings. 2010. p. 419-423
Rachman, Arfidian ; Mat, Sohif ; Iskandar, Taib ; Yahya, M. ; Zaharim, Azami ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman. / Solar air conditioning system using desiccant wheel technology. International conference on System Science and Simulation in Engineering - Proceedings. 2010. pp. 419-423
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