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Simulation of solar assisted solid desiccant cooling systems using TRNSYS

PUBLISHED March 15, 2023 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2303p4715094)



  1. Government Engineering College Dahod

Conference / event

ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, December 2013 (Kharagpur, India)

Poster summary

Use of renewable solar energy can be a good source for regeneration heat provided in desiccant assisted evaporative cooling systems in producing required indoor thermal comfort. Desiccant dehumidification assisted evaporative cooling systems can be successfully coupled with renewable solar thermal power to dampen electricity use and to conserve environment in place of VCR based traditional air-conditioning. The energy saving potential of solar powered desiccant cooling technologies is promising as compared to the VCR based conventional cooling systems. It is found that the solid desiccant integrated hybrid cooling systems are more favourable than the conventional vapour compression cooling, because it is a better means for economical and cleaner air-conditioning. The present poster can ameliorate the usefulness of solar energy as renewable regeneration heat source in heat driven solid desiccant based hybrid cooling system and helps in inspiring investigators to take the research opportunities in this area.


Renewable energy, Desiccant cooling, TRNSYS

Research areas

Energy Engineering


  1. Daou, K., Wang, R.Z. and Xia, Z.Z., 2006. Desiccant cooling air conditioning: a review. Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, 10(2), pp.55-77.


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No competing interests were disclosed.
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The datasets generated during and / or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
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Copyright © 2023 D.B.. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
D.B., J. Simulation of solar assisted solid desiccant cooling systems using TRNSYS [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2023 (poster).
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