The indirect evaporative cooling (IEC) is an energy efficiency and environmental friendly air-conditioning device which cools the air by water evaporation. In the market, there're two kinds of IEC units, namely dry-coil IEC and wet-coil IEC. The only differences between them lie in the sequence of air humidification process and heat exchange process. In dry-coil IEC, the two processes are separated. The working air firstly being humidified and then proceed sensible heat exchange with the fresh air; while in wet-coil IEC, the two processes are simultaneous. The different arrangement may result in distinction of thermal performance. The paper presents the analytical models for dry-coil IEC and wet-coil IEC and compares their supply air temperature and cooling efficiency under the same configuration. The condensation and non-condensation statuses for both IEC types were discussed by simulation under a wide range of fresh air inlet parameters. The results show that the wet-coil IEC owns a higher efficiency and can provide lower temperature supply air either in condensation or non-condensation statuses. Besides, the efficiency of both types of IEC will be lowered once condensation occurs.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
|Event||7th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2015 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
Duration: 28 Mar 2015 → 31 Mar 2015
- dry-coil IEC
- wet-coil IEC
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