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2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA


Heat and Mass Transfer Analysis of the Micro-Porous Membrane/Phase Change Material Based Energy Recovery Ventilator

Mohammed Salman Mohiuddin, Weihuan Zhao
University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Abstract: The work aims to investigate a unique membrane-based energy recovery ventilator (ERV) system combined with phase change material (PCM) to efficiently recover thermal energy and moisture between the incoming air and exhaust air from the buidling to reduce the HVAC system load. Heat and mass transfer simulations were conducted for this ERV system under various air temperatures and flow regimes. It has been found that the membrane/PCM based ERV system can achieve sensible effectiveness (heat recovery) of 65% - 98% while latent effectiveness (moisture recovery) of 60% - 80%.
Pages: 767 - 774