Experimental study of BIPV modules running as solar passive air heaters for the regeneration of a desiccant wheel
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AuthorGonzález Teruel, Juan Domingo; Montoliu Nerín, Jordi; Viedma Robles, Antonio; García Cascales, José Ramón; Hernández Jiménez, Mónica; [et al.]
Knowledge AreaMecánica de Fluidos
SponsorsThis investigation has been funded by the Education, Culture and Sport Ministry of the government of Spain and by the FEDER European funding, through the ENE2013-48696-C2-2-R project.
Realizado en/conUniversidad Miguel Hernández
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE)
Bibliographic CitationGonzález Teruel, JD., Montoliu J., Viedma Robles, A., García-Cascales, JR., Hernáncez Jiménez, M., Zamora Parra, B., Sánchez Kaiser, A., Lucas Miralles, M., Ruiz Ramírez, J., Martínez Beltrán, Pedro J., Martínez Martínez, P., Experimental study of BIPV modules running as solar passive air heaters for the regeneration of a desiccant wheel, AEIT INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015, Nápoles, Italia, 14/10/2015.
KeywordsPV cooling duct
Moisture control has become an important fact for the last years. It has influence on human health and comfort, as well as the quality of certain services and processes. Therefore, it plays an important role for many industries, storage systems, transport and the preservation of products. For this reason, air-conditioning systems are integrating a dehumidifier device called desiccant wheel. The desiccant wheel is in charge of reducing the moisture caused by the process air and requires a hot spot for regeneration. This hot spot can be supported by solar thermal energy. This study evaluates the thermal potential of the ventilation and cooling system in a PV modules’ installation. It is done according to the exploitation of the thermal energy transferred to the refrigerant as support to the hot spot, contributing to the regeneration of the desiccant wheel. For this to happen, an experimental installation has been developed, which consists of two inclined PV modules, with an air-flow channel ...