Tsay, Y.S.; Kato, S.; Ooka, R.; Koganei, M.; Nishida, K.; Shoda, N.; Kawamoto, K.
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The 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation & Energy Conservation in Buildings IAQVEC 2007, Oct. 28 - 31 2007, Sendai, Japan

A desiccant air-conditioning system has been suggested as being suitable to improve indoor air qualitydue to its superior humidity control. However, this system has the drawback of being less energyefficient, so it is typically used in conjunction with co-generation systems or solar heating systems toimprove its energy efficiency. In previous studies, we proposed a new type of desiccant air-conditioningsystem combined with a CO2 heat pump, and studied its applicability through experiments andsimplified calculations. In this system, the CO2 heat pump can provide the desiccant air-conditioningsystem with a steady heat source for both cooling and heating (regeneration).In this paper, the combined system is assumed to be applied to the dedicated outdoor air system of ahotel, and theoretical calculations were carried out to study the system performance. As a result, wepropose a system whose overall coefficient of performance is higher than conventional air-conditioningsystems.