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Abstract

This research work has been carried out within the scope of the Dutch National Solar Energy programme. The research work deals with the application possibilities for combined heating and cooling of an office building under Dutch climatic conditions. (Hygroscopic materials are applied in desiccant cooling systems, therefore the function of an adsorbent system can be enlarged by using it both in winter and in summertime). In this research we have been studying the total system design in more detail. With respect to the solar heating part of the system we conclude that only the direct use mode should be applied. Concerning the cooling part we have theoretically analyzed the system behaviour and experiments with a rotating desiccant bed have been carried out. The experimental results show a somewhat better performance then theoretically predicted. The total system performance for the Dutch climatic conditions is rather low: solar system output of 150 kWh/m**2 not including the energy consumption of fans etc.

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Authors: VERDONSCHOT J K M TECHNISCH PHYSISCHE DIENST TNO-TH, DELFT (THE NETHERLANDS), TECHNISCH PHYSISCHE DIENST TNO-TH, DELFT (THE NETHERLANDS)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9241 EN (1984) MF, 52 P., BFR 120, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 260, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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