Membrane Based Enthalpy Heat Exchanger Performance in HVAC System
The performance of a membrane based heat exchanger utilizing porous paper as the heat and moisture transfer media used in ventilation energy recovery systems is presented. A mathematical model was developed and validated against the experimental results. This model can be used for design aide to predict the effectiveness of the heat exchanger. Furthermore, system analysis of an air conditioner shows an increase in the coefficient of performance and cooling capacity when paper heat exchanger is used, especially in a climate similar to the weather in Malaysia and Darwin.
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