Performance Evaluation of a Gravity-Assisted Heat Pipe-Based Indirect Evaporative Cooler
Krzysztof Rajski , Jan Danielewicz , Ewa Brychcy
AbstractIn the present work, the effects of different operating parameters on the performance of a gravity-assisted heat pipe-based indirect evaporative cooler (GAHP-based IEC) were investigated. The aim of the theoretical study is to evaluate accurately the cooling performance indicators, such as the coefficient of performance (COP), wet bulb effectiveness, and cooling capacity. To predict the effectiveness of the air cooler under a variety of conditions, the comprehensive calculation method was adopted. A mathematical model was developed to simulate numerically the heat and mass transfer processes. The mathematical model was validated adequately using experimental data from the literature. Based on the conducted numerical simulations, the most favorable ranges of operating conditions for the GAHP-based IEC were established. Moreover, the conducted studies could contribute to the further development of novel evaporative cooling systems employing gravity-assisted heat pipes as efficient equipment for transferring heat.
|Journal series||Energies, [ENERGIES], ISSN 1996-1073, (N/A 140 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.95|
|Keywords in English||indirect evaporative cooling; heat and mass transfer; wickless heat pipe; two-phase closed thermosiphon; numerical simulation|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score||= 140.0, 27-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 1.156; : 2018 = 2.707 (2) - 2018=2.99 (5)|
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