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Experimental investigation on operation parameters of 3Å molecular sieve desiccant coated total energy recovery wheel for maximum effectiveness

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The object of this research study was to investigate the maximum effectiveness values of the energy wheel by experimental tests conducted under extreme difference ambient air conditions parameters, different air volume flow rates and energy wheel rotation speeds. Air temperature and humidity experimental tests were performed using a test facility that was developed and installed into the Indoor Air Quality and Thermal Comfort Laboratory of Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Our objective was to get the effectiveness values of sorption coated air-to-air energy recovery wheel for steady state conditions under different ambient air (as supply air inlet) conditions. It was found that the sensible effectiveness increases by decreasing the volumetric flow rate through the wheel, and the optimum values of the effectiveness were given at the maximum wheel rotation speed based on the tests. As for the latent and total effectivenesses, their characteristics show an increasing trend by decreasing the air volume flow rate, ambient air temperature and relative humidity and increasing the wheel rotation speed.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2018-09-27
PAPER REVISED: 2018-12-11
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2018-12-20
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2019-01-13
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI180927012K
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