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Proceedings of BSA Conference 2022: Fifth Conference of IBPSA-Italy


Performance Simulation of Desiccant Wheel under Dynamic Conditions: Comparison between Detailed and Simplified Models

Simone Dugaria, Andrea Gasparella

Abstract: In the last few decades, European countries have been facing an increasing demand for active airconditioning (cooling and dehumidification) in the summer period. As a good alternative to energy demanding vapor compression cooling-based air dehumidification, building HVAC systems integrating desiccant-based dehumidification has drawn increasing attention. These technologies offer the possibility to significantly reduce the energy requirement for air dehumidification and post-heating due to excessive cooling. In fact, airconditioning systems that use solid or liquid desiccant offer the interesting capacity of separating dehumidification and sensible cooling of air and realizing high-energy-efficiency systems. However, the complexity perceived by technicians towards the design of air-condi
Pages: 499 - 506