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The Experimentation System Design and Experimental Study of the Air-Conditioning by Desiccant Type Using Solar Energy
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Using a special solar air heater to gain heat power for regenerating an adsorption desiccant wheel made by composite silica gel, a desiccant air-conditioning experimentation system was designed and manufactured. Combining the advantage of measure and control by “PLC” and the software of “Kingview”, the whole year's operating results of this system was tested and analysed. The results indicate this system can keep the indoor air temperature range at 26±2°C and the relative humidity range being 50-70% under the low electricity cost on the whole year in the south of China region when the special solar air heater can offer flux air heating up to 60°C. In this paper some ideas are offered in order to facilitate the availability for air-conditioning using low grade energy, for example, solar energy and surplus or waste heat energy in the industrial process.
Zhuo, X.; Ding, J.; Yang, X.; Chen, S.; Yang, J. (2006). The Experimentation System Design and Experimental Study of the Air-Conditioning by Desiccant Type Using Solar Energy. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from