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A review on use of TRNSYS as simulation tool in performance prediction of desiccant cooling cycle

  • D. B. JaniEmail author
  • Kiran Bhabhor
  • Mohsin Dadi
  • Sachindra Doshi
  • P. V. Jotaniya
  • Harish Ravat
  • Kumar Bhatt
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Abstract

Solid desiccant-assisted cooling and dehumidification systems are becoming very popular nowadays for maintaining the required thermal comfort in different residential and industrial cooling applications. Its performance can be evaluated by simulating it with TRNSYS simulation software which depends on many operational and geometrical parameters of the thermal system. TRNSYS is used as simulation software having transient in nature mainly for simulating the thermal systems with good agreement within acceptable error bands. An overview on modeling the thermal cooling system and simulation of the same that includes pioneer works and analysis of previous transient simulation results that mainly includes TRNSYS was presented here. Assumptions, a detailed modeling of various thermal cooling system components of the desiccant-powered thermal cooling system and its simulation performed using TRNSYS are also discussed. The main aim of the present survey is to review the applicability of TRNSYS simulation and to confirm the sustainability, feasibility and potential use of desiccant-powered thermal space cooling systems for ameliorating the energy and cost saving in air-conditioning of buildings. Review is useful for making opportunities for further research of TRNSYS simulation and its feasibility in thermal system design in the application of building space cooling.

Keywords

Building Desiccant cooling Modeling and simulation Thermal comfort TRNSYS 

List of symbols

CHP

Combined heat and power

COP

Coefficient of performance

DBT

Dry bulb temperature, °C

DPT

Dew point temperature, °C

DOR

Door opening rate

E

Cooling capacity, kW

Etotal

Total electrical power consumption, kW

EC

Evaporative coolers

F

Potential function

HR

Humidity ratio, g kg−1

HVAC

Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning

h

Enthalpy, kJ kg−1

IAQ

Indoor air quality

MRR

Moisture removal rate, kg h−1

m

Mass flow rate of air stream, kg s−1

Qcc

Cooling capacity, kW

Qth

Regeneration heat supply, kW

RH

Relative humidity, %

T

Temperature, K

TESS

Thermal energy system specialists

TMY

Typical meteorological year

VCS

Vapor compression cycle

Greek letters

ε

Components effectiveness

ω

Specific humidity, g kg−1

Subscript

a

Dry air

aux

Auxiliary

dw

Dehumidifier wheel

d

Desiccant

dec

Desiccant evaporative cooling

hrw

Heat recovery wheel

i

Inlet

m

Matrix

lat

Latent

o

Outlet

p

Process air

r

Regeneration air

sens

Sensible

1,2, etc.

References state points

Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gujarat Technological University, GTUAhmadabadIndia
  2. 2.Parul UniversityBarodaIndia

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