Desiccant-evaporative cooling system for residential buildings

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TypeArticle
Conference12th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology: 06 May 2009, Montréal, Québec
Subjectdesiccant, cooling, ventilation, energy, moisture, simulation, residential buildings; Energy efficiency; Walls; Windows
AbstractThis paper describes a prototype desiccant evaporative cooling system (DEC) and presents its performance in term of indoor humidity control and energy efficiency. Experimental and simulation results show that the desiccant evaporative cooling system can achieve better humidity control and acceptable comfort conditions. The simulation results show that the desiccant cooling system is especially well suited for areas of the country with a high latent load. However the study identified a series of improvement measures to undertake in order to improve the energy efficiency of the unit.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number50838
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NPARC number20377342
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