Sensitivity analysis of desiccant tank and thermal energy storage tank and function of thermal energy storage tank: Study on development of residential desiccant air-conditioning system and its performance evaluation (Part 2)

Wanghee Cho, Shinsuke Kato

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In previousstudies, a batch-type desiccantair-conditioning system placedin the floor cavity was proposed which isabletooperateperenniallyin both cooling-dehumidificationand heating-humidification modes with ventilation. And a numerical analysismodeltoestimate theperformance of theproposed systemwas developed. In this paper,a sensitivityanalysiswasconducted with design-parameterssuch as temperature of hotand cold water, massflow rateof hot and cold water, air flowrate, quantity of desiccant, quantity of thermal energy storagematerialandtransposed interval. by using thedevelopednumerical analysismodel.In order to verify therole of thermal energy storage tank,acomparativenumericalanalysis with or withouta thermalenergystoragetank wasconducted.And the adaptabilityof thelarge humidity-control capacity tolatent load was evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1051-1060
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering
Issue number670
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering

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