The solar thermal desiccant cooling system was numerically investigated for application in the Asia-Pacific Region (East Asia and South East Asia). The system was modeled in transient system simulation (TRNSYS) program and applied in a hypothetical office building. The typical meteorological year (TMY) was used as the basis for the climatic conditions. The system was applied in the region’s sixteen major cities covering the temperate, sub-temperate/sub-tropical and tropical climates. The results showed the required flat plate collector area was bigger in the tropical climate compared to temperate climate. The needed air flow rate was higher in tropical climate compared to temperate climate. However, in general, it was shown the potential and applicability of the solar thermal desiccant cooling system in the Asia- Pacific Region.
Potential of the Solar Thermal Desiccant Cooling in Asia-Pacific Region
31st AIVC Conference " Low Energy and Sustainable Ventilation Technologies for Green Buildings", Seoul, Korea, 26-28 October 2010