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PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF AN ENERGY EFFICIENT PCM-BASED ROOM COOLING SYSTEM

Ummid I. Shaikha , Sonali Kaleb, Anirban Surc, Anindita Royc

a Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering, Pune-411044, INDIA
b Department of Applied Sciences and Humanities, Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering, Pune-411044, INDIA
c Mechanical Engineering Department, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Symbiosis International (Deemed) University, Pune, 412115, INDIA

Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer 2023, 20, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.5098/hmt.20.28

Abstract

The requirement for sustainable development for buildings is to have environmentally friendly cooling and heating systems. The utilization of phase change materials (PCM) in the cooling system is a potential solution for minimizing active power requirements as well as for reducing the size of components of a vapor compression refrigeration VCR system. A prototype of an Air-PCM (T25™) heat exchanger was fabricated and tested in actual environmental conditions. Experimental trials using a salt hydrate as PCM have shown the maximum cooling effect of 2.05 kW when 75% of the PCM was solidified. Based on the results, it is found that PCM-based passive cooling has the potential to reduce the size (cooling capacity) of the air conditioner (AC) in the range of 13 to 46 %.

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Shaikh, U. I., Sur, A., Roy, A. (2023). PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF AN ENERGY EFFICIENT PCM-BASED ROOM COOLING SYSTEM. Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, 20, 1–10.



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