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Volume 164, 2018The 3rd International Conference on Electrical Systems, Technology and Information (ICESTI 2017)
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Experimental Investigation of Air Conditioner using the Desiccant Cooling System in Equatorial Climates
The Graduate School, Renewable Energy Program of Study, Darma Persada University, Jl.Radin Inten II, Pondok Kelapa - East Jakarta, 13450, Indonesia
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Jl. Ikram-Uniten, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
3 School of Systems, Management and Leadership, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney, 81 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia
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Indonesia lies in the tropical climate which requires air conditioning to increase working productivity of the people. Up to now people are still using the compressive cooling system which uses Freon as the refrigerant, which have been known to have a negative environmental impact. Therefore, new cooling system which is environmentally friendly is now needed. Desiccant cooling system manipulates the humidity condition of outside air in such a way so that the final temperature should become at 25 °C and RH of 65 %. Since it does not require refrigerant, a desiccant cooling has the potential to be developed in a tropical country like Indonesia. In this study an experimental desiccant cooling system has been designed and constructed and tested under laboratory condition. Experimental results have shown that the resulting air temperature was 26.1 °C with RH of 55.6 %, and average cooling capacity was 0.425 kW. The COP was found to be 0.44.
Key words: Air conditioning / Desiccant cooling / Desiccant wheel / Evaporative cooling / Sensible heat exchanger
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