Low temperature solar cooling system with absorption chiller and desiccant wheel

Corrada, Paolo (2015) Low temperature solar cooling system with absorption chiller and desiccant wheel. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Nowadays Solar Cooling systems are becoming popular to reduce the carbon footprint of air conditioning. The use of an absorption chiller connected to solar thermal panels is increasing, but little study has been carried out to assess the advantage of join together an absorption chiller and a desiccant wheel to remove the sensible heat and the latent heat in different ways than the current design adopted in the industry.

In this work I assess the possibility of implement a desiccant wheel in a conventional solar cooling system and the possibility of recovering the heat rejected by the absorption chiller which is then used for the regeneration of the desiccant wheel. The implementation of a desiccant wheel and the recovery of the heat rejected could provide a significant energy saving when compared to traditional solar cooling system.

The results assist in the practical development of a solar cooling system which simultaneously uses absorption and adsorption technology.

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ID Code: 88475
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Motta, Nunzio, Guan, Lisa, & Bell, John
Keywords: Solar cooling system, Desiccant wheel, Dehumidification, Selective water sorbent, Absorption chiller, Air conditioning
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 13 Nov 2015 01:22
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:51

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