Two-stage desiccant cooling system using low-temperature heat

Zhang Huan, Jianlei Niu

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The use of low regeneration temperature in a two-stage desiccant cooling system was discussed, including the decrease in heat pollution resulting from lower exhaust air temperatures, as compared to single-stage desiccant system. A mathematical model based on the analogy theory by Banks, Close and Maclaine-Cross was used for the desiccant wheel. Computer calculations show that lower generation temperature will be required than for a single stage desiccant cooling system, which makes low-quality thermal energy utilization possible.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalBuilding Services Engineering Research and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction


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