Experimental Investigation of an Indirect Evaporative Cooler Consisting of a Heat Pipe Embedded in Porous Ceramic

S. Riffat, J. Zhu

Abstract


An indirect evaporative cooler incorporating a porous ceramic and a heat pipe was described. Experiments were carried out to examine the effects of various ceramic properties, such as porosity, wall thickness, and outside diameter. Use of the cooler for a chilled ceiling in an environmental chamber was also investigated.Atemperature drop of 3.8oC per square metre of ceramic surface area was achieved for an 18 m chamber.

 


Keywords


Heat pipe, porous ceramic, Chilled ceiling, Indirect evaporative cooling

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/tjer.vol1iss1pp46-52

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