An Alternative Desiccant Cooling Cycle

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C. F. Kettleborough

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843

D. G. Waugaman

Department of Engineering Technology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843

J. Sol. Energy Eng 117(3), 251-255 (Aug 01, 1995) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2847822 History: Received April 01, 1994; Revised January 01, 1995; Online February 14, 2008


A computer analysis of the thermal performance of a desiccant cooling cycle in which the cooled air, passing to the space to be conditioned, has not been in contact with the desiccant. It is shown that an important factor is the efficiency of the desiccant tower. Only liquid desiccants are considered.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Cooling , Cycles , Computers
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