Performance of a novel hvac system in hot and humid weather conditions: Chilled-ceiling combined with desiccant cooling

Jianlei Niu, L. Z. Zhan, H. G. Zuo

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A non-traditional HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air-conditioning) system: chilled-ceiling combined with desiccant cooling, is proposed for hot and humid regions like Hong Kang. The performance of the combined system is investigated by a building energy simulation code named accuracy. The energy savings effect of the system in comparison with a conventional ail-air system is Investigated, The indoor humidity variations With the system are predicted by a room moisture balance method, It is found that to address the problem of water condensation an ceiling panels, a one-hour in advance air dehumidification Is required for this novel system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
JournalHKIE Transactions Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002


  • Dehumidification
  • Energy Saving
  • Humidity
  • Radiant Cooling

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  • Engineering(all)

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