An Overview of Recent Studies on the Development of Desiccant Air-conditioning Systems

  • Hossein Fatahian Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nour Branch, Islamic Azad University, Nour, Iran
  • Hesamoddin Salarian Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nour Branch, Islamic Azad University, Nour, Iran
  • Esmaeel Fatahian Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nour Branch, Islamic Azad University, Nour, Iran
Keywords: Dessicant, Solar energy, Regeneration, Numerical analysis, Greenhouse gas emission

Abstract

In the past decades, desiccant cooling systems have received much attention. These systems are considered as an alternative way to decrease energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission in humid and hot locations. To address the importance of desiccant air-conditioning systems, the present research aims to provide an overview of recent studies on the development of desiccant air conditioning system. Another objective is to consider the numerical and theoretical analysis of desiccant systems. Moreover, for the first time, a summary of recent researches regarding the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technique for numerical modeling of desiccant cooling systems has been especially reviewed in detail. Finally, in the present review, the principle of regeneration of liquid desiccant using solar energy have also been considered briefly.

Published
2021-02-16
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