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EPSRC Reference: GR/L32897/01
Title: A NOVEL DESICCANT SYSTEM FOR AIR CONDITIONING OF BUILDINGS
Principal Investigator: Riffat, Professor S
Other Investigators:
Shao, Professor L Eames, Professor IW
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Hydro Agri (U K) Ltd Isoterix Ltd
Department: Sch of the Built Environment
Organisation: University of Nottingham
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 May 1997 Ends: 30 April 2000 Value (£): 144,478
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Building Ops & Management
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The work is concerned with investigation of a novel desiccant system (patents GB96-14106.4 and PCT-GB96-00855) for air conditioning of buildings. The proposed system uses a needle impeller device to increase the heat and mass transfer in the evaporator and absorber units. The desiccant system would be driven by natural gas, solar energy or hybrid sources (eg solar/gas) and use an environmentally friendly refrigerant such as water. The research programme will involve computer modelling of the cycle, testing a small-scale rig and construction and monitoring of a prototype system.
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