Hybrid Indirect Evaporative Cooling-Mechanical Vapor Compression System: A Mini-Review

Chen, Qian, Burhan, Muhammad, Ja, M Kum, Shahzad, Muhammad Wakil, Ybyraiymkul, Doskhan, Zheng, Hongfei, Cui, Xin and Ng, Kim Choon (2022) Hybrid Indirect Evaporative Cooling-Mechanical Vapor Compression System: A Mini-Review. Energies, 15 (20). p. 7810. ISSN 1996-1073

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The hybrid indirect evaporative cooling-mechanical vapor compression (IEC-MVC) process is deemed a promising cooling system for hot and humid areas. It possesses the merits of high energy efficiency and strong capability of temperature and humidity control. Herein, we provide an overview of the state-of-the-art investigations over different aspects of the hybrid IEC-MVC process. Firstly, we evaluate the potential of IEC as a pre-cooler and heat-recovery device. Then, we compare the energy efficiency of IEC-MVC with standalone MVC and summarize its long-term energy-saving potential under specific weather conditions. Subsequently, we discuss the economic viability and water consumption of the hybrid process. These studies form a solid foundation for the future installation of the IEC-MVC system.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: The authors gratefully acknowledge the generous funding from (1) the KAUST Cooling Initiative (KCI) project, REP/1/3988-01-01, (2) the Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and (3) Shenzhen International Graduate School, Tsinghua University.
Uncontrolled Keywords: indirect evaporative cooling, mechanical vapor compression, pre-cooling, energy recovery, long-term energy-saving potential, water consumption
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2022 12:49
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2022 13:00
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/50670

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