Thermal comfort study of a building equipped with thermoelectric air duct system for tropical climate

Kashif Irshad, Khairul Habib, Firdaus Basrawi, Nagarajan Thirumalaiswamy, R. Saidur, Bidyut Baran Saha

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Abstract

This paper examined the performance of a thermo-electric air duct system (TE-AD), which employs the thermo-electric module (TEMs) inside an air duct for providing thermal comfort in Malaysian environment. Twenty human subjects were exposed to test room equipped with TE-AD system operating at six different input current supply from 2 A to 7 A. Both objective and subjective measurements were carried out. Results show that with the increment of input current supply to the TE-AD system, subject's thermal response related to indoor condition of test room shifted from warm to neutral. Optimum performance of the TE-AD system was obtained at the input current supply of 6 A, more than 80% of subjects responded in the range of ±1 and meets ASHARE standards of acceptability criteria. Further increase in input current supply deteriorates the cooling performance of the TE-AD system. Economic comparison of the TE-AD system with the existing air conditioning system shows that economic saving of US$ 127.34/year can be achieved with additional benefits of Freon free, convenient installation, no moving part and reliable operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1141-1155
Number of pages15
JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
Volume91
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 5 2015

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Thermal comfort
Ducts
Air
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Air conditioning
Cooling

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  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Thermal comfort study of a building equipped with thermoelectric air duct system for tropical climate. / Irshad, Kashif; Habib, Khairul; Basrawi, Firdaus; Thirumalaiswamy, Nagarajan; Saidur, R.; Saha, Bidyut Baran.

In: Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 91, 05.12.2015, p. 1141-1155.

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Irshad, Kashif ; Habib, Khairul ; Basrawi, Firdaus ; Thirumalaiswamy, Nagarajan ; Saidur, R. ; Saha, Bidyut Baran. / Thermal comfort study of a building equipped with thermoelectric air duct system for tropical climate. In: Applied Thermal Engineering. 2015 ; Vol. 91. pp. 1141-1155.
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