Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2013.05.029
Title: Analysis of a membrane based air-dehumidification unit for air conditioning in tropical climates
Authors: Zaw, K.
Safizadeh, M.R.
Luther, J.
Ng, K.C. 
Keywords: Air dehumidification
Air-conditioning
Membrane technology
Tropical regions
Issue Date: 2013
Source: Zaw, K., Safizadeh, M.R., Luther, J., Ng, K.C. (2013). Analysis of a membrane based air-dehumidification unit for air conditioning in tropical climates. Applied Thermal Engineering 59 (1-2) : 370-379. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2013.05.029
Abstract: The dehumidification potential of a cross-flow membrane based air-dehumidification unit is analysed for tropical climatic conditions. The process of dehumidification is driven by the gradient of the concentration of water vapour between the incoming ambient air and the relatively dry exhaust air from a building. Electric energy is used for air transport only. This paper reports on experiments, physical modelling and computer simulations performed for the analysis of a laboratory-type dehumidification unit in Singapore. Experimentally moisture reductions between 4 g and 8 g of moisture per kg of moist air have been achieved for high humidity ambient air conditions (16 g/kg and 20 g/kg, respectively). Membrane dehumidification units may be used as stand-alone dehumidification units or as pre-dehumidification devices in the context of more complex air-conditioning systems in tropical climates. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Applied Thermal Engineering
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/59514
ISSN: 13594311
DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2013.05.029
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