Raising evaporative cooling potentials using combined cooled ceiling and high temperature cooling storage

Jianlei Niu, Xichun Wang, A. H.C. van Paassen

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Evaporative cooling is able to generate the cooling medium at a temperature approaching to the ambient wet bulb temperature. In this paper, a low-energy air conditioning strategy is proposed, which is a combination of cooled ceiling (CC), microencapsulated phase change material (MPCM) slurry storage and evaporative cooling technologies. The assessment of evaporative cooling availability and utilization is done for five representative climatic cities, including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Lanzhou and Urumqi in China, and the energy saving potential of the proposed air conditioning system is analyzed by using a well validated building simulation code. The results indicate that the new system offers energy saving potential up to 80% under northwestern Chinese climate and up to 10% under southeastern Chinese climate. The optimal sizing method of the slurry storage tank is also proposed based on the slurry cooling storage behaviors and cooling demand variations of the ceiling panels.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIBPSA 2009 - International Building Performance Simulation Association 2009
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Event11th International IBPSA Conference - Building Simulation 2009, BS 2009 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jul 200730 Jul 2007


Conference11th International IBPSA Conference - Building Simulation 2009, BS 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture
  • Modelling and Simulation

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