Energy performance prediction of thermoelectric ceiling radiant panels with a dedicated outdoor air system

This paper proposes a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) with thermoelectric module radiant cooling panels (TEM-RCP). The DOAS involves the concept of a decoupled system with a parallel sensible cooling unit. This concept implies decoupling of ventilation and air-conditioning functions. The DOAS treats latent loads from outside air intake as a 100 % OA ventilation system. Additionally, a parallel sensible cooling unit, such as ceiling radiant cooling panel (CRCP), generally removes sensible loads.

Indoor climate in rooms with cooled ceiling systems.


Indoor air quality in rooms with cooled ceilings. Mixing ventilation or rather displacement ventilation?

Experimental investigations and practical experiences in Europe have proved that hydronic cooled ceilings are able to remove high cooling loads without impairing thermal comfort. As hydronic cooled ceilings cannot remove latent loads and pollutants, e.g., C02, VOCs, odors, additional ventilation has to be applied. Often, displacement ventilation is used, which is able to provide lower pollutant levels in the occupation zone than mixing flow systems, if the occupants are causing most of the pollution.