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The potential of solar energy use in desiccant cooling cycles

: Henning, H.M.; Erpenbeck, T.; Hindenburg, C.; Santamaria, I.S.

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Schweigler, C. ; Bayerisches Zentrum für Angewandte Energieforschung -ZAE-:
International Sorption Heat Pump Conference 1999. Proceedings
Garching: ZAE Bayern, 1999
ISBN: 3-7846-1220-2
International Sorption Heat Pump Conference (ISHPC) <1999, München>
Conference Paper, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer ISE ()

The use of heat produced by solar thermal collectors is an interesting option for thermal driven air conditioning processes. A thermal driven cooling technique which fits well to non-tracking solar collectors is the desiccant cooling technique. Recently several projects have been carried out which focus on the connection of desiccant cooling systems with solar thermal energy for regeneration of the sorbents. This communication deals with three main topics: (1) Experiences achieved in a realized system which is coupled to a solar collector are discussed, (2) a new concept is presented, in which a solar air collector is integrated into the desiccant cooling cycle as only heat source and (3) a comparative study is presented which compares system performance for different system configurations and different climatic situations.