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Design optimization of solar desiccant cooling system for the climatic condition of Kuwait

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posted on 2024-04-15, 22:28 authored by Ramadas NarayananRamadas Narayanan, Abeer Abdullah Al Anazi, Roberto Pippia, Mohammad Rasul
Air-conditioning accounts for up to 60% of the energy use in buildings in Kuwait. Also, air-conditioning consumes about 70% of the electricity during peak hours. Widespread air-conditioning system installation increases the total energy consumption resulting in a large carbon footprint and raises the peak load demand, causing excessive strains on the power grid. Heat-driven air-conditioning systems that use solar energy are now emerging as alternatives to electricity-driven convectional refrigerated air conditioners. These systems are more energy-efficient, with lower carbon emissions while also ensuring better indoor air quality and comfort when optimally designed. Among the heat-driven air-conditioning systems, the desiccant cooling system and vapour absorption refrigeration system are among the most potential systems. This paper presents a numerical investigation on the design optimization of various solar desiccant cooling systems for Kuwait’s climate. The numerical model of the system is developed using validated components. Various design configurations analysed include solar heating system, regeneration air for the desiccant wheel. It is found that an evacuated tube solar collector in conjunction with return air from the building to regenerate the desiccant wheel provides the best results.

History

Volume

2681

Issue

1

Start Page

020032-1

End Page

020032-8

Number of Pages

8

Start Date

2021-11-18

Finish Date

2021-11-20

eISSN

1551-7616

ISSN

0094-243X

ISBN-13

9780735442573

Location

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Publisher

AIP Publishing

Place of Publication

Online

Additional Rights

AIP Publishing (USA) -"an open digital repository"

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • Yes

External Author Affiliations

Australian College of Kuwait

Author Research Institute

  • Centre for Intelligent Systems

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Name of Conference

3rd International Conference on Energy and Power (ICEP2021)

Parent Title

AIP Conference Proceedings