Research and applications of evaporative cooling in China: A review (II) - Systems and equipment

Y. M. Xuan, Fu Xiao, X. F. Niu, X. Huang, Shengwei Wang

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This paper presents the typical evaporative cooling air conditioning systems used in China, including all-air central evaporative cooling systems, air-water semi-central evaporative cooling systems and hybrid desiccant dehumidification and evaporative cooling systems. Their environmental impacts and energy saving potential are illustrated, and other factors closely related to the practical application of evaporative cooling, such as water treatment, appropriate design codes and handbooks, and automatic control strategies, are outlined. The paper concludes with a discussion of the prospects for future research and applications of evaporative cooling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3523-3534
Number of pages12
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2012


  • Air conditioning
  • China
  • Energy efficient
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Evaporative cooling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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