A study on residential clothes drying using waste heat rejected from a split-type room air conditioner (RAC)

H. Han, Shiming Deng

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This article reports on a study of developing a novel residential clothes dryer using waste heat rejected from a room air conditioner. An experimental rig has been set up and extensive experimental work under various operating conditions carried out. A simplified mathematical expression (SME) for the clothes drying process using rejected waste heat from a RAC has also been developed and validated by the experimental results. The study results showed that in tropical or sub-tropical regions, where air conditioning is operated for at least 7-8 months in a year, the use of waster heat from an air cooled RAC can achieve both effective clothes drying and energy use reduction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1471-1490
Number of pages20
JournalDrying Technology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2003


  • Clothes drying
  • Condenser heat rejection
  • Room air-conditioner
  • Tropical or subtropical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)

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