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Augmented desalination with cooling integration
, Srinivas T.
Published in Elsevier BV
Volume: 80
Pages: 106 - 119
Humidification–dehumidification (HDH) desalination works based on a water cycle principle and involves air humidification and condensation (dehumidification). The cooling of humid air with chilled water increases the desalination and results in cold air suitable for air conditioning process. The merits of the proposed HDH desalination and cooling are not analyzed and compared in the literature. Therefore, the performance results of HDH with normal water (current technology) and HDH with chilled water (proposed idea) are compared to highlight the merit of this cycle. The combined cycle for desalination and cooling has been solved thermodynamically with psychrometric properties. The results are validated with a laboratory experimental setup. The examined operational process conditions are hot water inlet temperature, efficiency of humidifier, and vapor absorption refrigerator's (VAR's) evaporator exit temperature. The focused results are desalination, cooling and energy utilization factor (EUF). The comparative study recommends the use of chilled water in the final stage. The two stage desalination with dehumidification by normal water in the first stage and chilled water in combined two stages improves the cycle EUF from 0.18 to 0.33. Out of 300 W of cooling generation, 100 W is used for dehumidification and the remaining 200 W is available for air conditioning process at 15 N⋅m3 h−1 of air. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd and IIR
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JournalData powered by TypesetInternational Journal of Refrigeration
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