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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.



Heat pipe porous ceramic Chilled ceiling Indirect evaporative cooling

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Riffat, S., & Zhu, J. (2004). Experimental Investigation of an Indirect Evaporative Cooler Consisting of a Heat Pipe Embedded in Porous Ceramic. The Journal of Engineering Research [TJER], 1(1), 46–52.


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