Theoretical study of the effect of liquid desiccant mass flow rate on the performance of a cross flow parallel-plate liquid desiccant-air dehumidifier

Abdulrahman Th Mohammad, Sohif Mat, M. Y. Sulaiman, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, Abduljalil A. Al-Abidi

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Abstract

A computer simulation using MATLAB is investigated to predict the distribution of air stream parameters (humidity ratio and temperature) as well as desiccant parameters (temperature and concentration) inside the parallel plate absorber. The present absorber consists of fourteen parallel plates with a surface area per unit volume ratio of 80 m2/m3. Calcium chloride as a liquid desiccant flows through the top of the plates to the bottom while the air flows through the gap between the plates making it a cross flow configuration. The model results show the effect of desiccant mass flow rate on the performance of the dehumidifier (moisture removal and dehumidifier effectiveness). Performance comparisons between present cross-flow dehumidifier and another experimental cross-flow dehumidifier in the literature are carried out. The simulation is expected to help in optimizing of a cross flow dehumidifier.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1587-1593
Number of pages7
JournalHeat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung
Volume49
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

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Hygroscopic Agents
desiccants
Parallel flow
cross flow
mass flow rate
parallel plates
Flow rate
Calcium chloride
air
Liquids
liquids
Air
MATLAB
absorbers
Atmospheric humidity
Calcium Chloride
Moisture
calcium chlorides
Temperature
Computer simulation

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  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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Theoretical study of the effect of liquid desiccant mass flow rate on the performance of a cross flow parallel-plate liquid desiccant-air dehumidifier. / Mohammad, Abdulrahman Th; Mat, Sohif; Sulaiman, M. Y.; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Al-Abidi, Abduljalil A.

In: Heat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung, Vol. 49, No. 11, 11.2013, p. 1587-1593.

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