Title: Modelling and testing of a novel evaporative cooler

Authors: Saffa Riffat, Jie Zhu

Addresses: School of the Built Environment, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK. ' School of the Built Environment, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK

Abstract: This paper describes the development of a novel indirect evaporative cooler for chilled ceiling applications. The cooler is based on the integration of porous ceramic containers and heat pipes. Computer modelling and experimental work have been carried out under various operating conditions. Prototype systems have been developed and these have been tested in an environmental chamber under simulated weather conditions. The results demonstrate the potential of this novel cooler to be applied to the building air conditioning systems.

Keywords: indirect evaporative cooler; chilled ceiling; heat pipes; porous ceramic; cooler modelling; simulation; air conditioning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2004.006652

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2004 Vol.21 No.4, pp.159 - 163

Available online: 31 Mar 2005 *

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