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A solar heat-pump system for air-conditioning, water heating and drying

Hawlader, Mohammad Nurul Alam and Jahangeer, K. A. and Shaochun, Ye and Choy, Tack Hoon (2011) A solar heat-pump system for air-conditioning, water heating and drying. In: Alternative energy. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 126-131. ISBN 9789674181581

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In this study, the performance of a three-in-one solar system is investigated. The three applications of the system are: air-conditioning, water heating and drying, which can be served simultaneously or independently. The presence of evaporator-collector enables the system to operate round the clock. Parallel arrangement of the evaporator and evaporator-collector is made to improve the system performance. A large fraction of the energy requirements is met by a combination of energy collected from sun, ambient and the energy recovered from a vapour compression heat-pump system, which also serves as an air-conditioner. The system shows good potential for implementation in commercial and residential applications and would give a new dimension in the process of replacement of conventional energy with renewable energy sources.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 6548/20073
Uncontrolled Keywords: heat-pump, air-conditioning, water heating, drying, coefficient of performance
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH7005 Heating and ventilation
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Mohammad Nurul Alam / M N A Hawlader
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2012 09:49
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2012 09:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/20073

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