Performance analysis of air cycle refrigerator integrated desiccant system for cooling and dehumidifying warehouse

S. S. Elsayed, T. Miyazaki, Y. Hamamoto, A. Akisawa, T. Kashiwagi

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Abstract

In this paper, the performance of air cycle refrigerator integrated desiccant system used to cool and dehumidify warehouse is analyzed theoretically. Simulation analysis is carried out to calculate the system coefficient of performance, cooling effects and the humidity change under different values of pressure ratio, storage zone temperature inside dock and outdoor air conditions. Also, the effect of the air cycle and the rotor parameters on the system performance is evaluated. From the simulation result it is found that, the desiccant system has the ability to supply air to the dock area at very low humidity. The system coefficient of performance increases due to the exhaust heat recovery on the desiccant system, and this enhancement can be more than 100%. The coefficient of performance of the proposed system is greater than that of a conventional system under the same operating conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-196
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Refrigeration
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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