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Materials for the earth air pipe heat exchanger (eaphe) system as a passive ground cooling technology for hot-humid climate

Mohd Ariffin, Noor Aziah and Sanusi, Aliyah Nur Zafirah and Mohd Noor, Aminuddin (2014) Materials for the earth air pipe heat exchanger (eaphe) system as a passive ground cooling technology for hot-humid climate. In: 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends In Scientific Research (ICETSR-2014), 1st - 2nd November 2014, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

The implementation of the earth-air pipe heat exchanger (EAPHE) system as a passive cooling technology for both residential and commercial buildings in the hot humid climate of Malaysia is relatively new. To date this technology has not been implemented in Malaysia, although it is proven in many studies particularly in drier climates, that it has the potential to reduce energy consumption for passive cooling. Studies by local researchers on EAPHE are also limited as a passive cooling system for the country. Thinner on the ground are the potentials of the appropriate pipe materials for the EAPHE system. The study investigated the most appropriate pipe materials that will predict the optimum air temperature reduction through computer simulation studies for achieving thermal comfort. The study utilizes the EnergyPlus environmental simulation program to investigate the performances of three pipe materials system: single pipe material, hybrid pipes and insulated hybrid pipes system. Through an exhaustive enumeration process the study found that the insulated hybrid pipes system gave the best temperature reduction indicating promising cooling and energy savings potentials. Keywords: EAPHE, pipe materials, temperature reduction, ground cooling, environmental simulation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3209/39826 ISBN: 978-969-9952-07-4
Uncontrolled Keywords: EAPHE, Pipe materials, Temperature reduction, Ground cooling, Environmental simulation
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2000 Study and teaching. Research
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Noor Aziah Mohd Ariffin
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2014 10:00
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2015 00:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39826

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