Technology Features & Specifications
It can completely handle the latent heat load, so low lift chiller may be used implying greater COP. Ultra-low temperature (Only 8 °C more than cooling-tower water temperature) waste-heat from condenser required for regeneration. Smaller capacity compressor and smaller evaporator/condenser coil size required for the same cooling load.
The applications of this invention will be in residential and building air conditioning (AC) systems for AC outdoor units and air handing units as well as in cooling systems for data centers.
Market Trends and Opportunities
20% of the total energy consumed in developed countries is utilized for air-conditioning. Thus, especially for places experiencing warm and humid conditions, besides the huge energy bills paid by the end-users, air-conditioning equipment is responsible for enormous carbon emission. Thus, HVAC industry requires innovative solution which can substantially boost the performance of air-conditioners. Hyper-efficient dehumidifiers that can utilize the low-temperature heat that the condenser otherwise rejects, need to be designed to completely eliminate the latent-heat load on the evaporator and help make air-conditioners highly energy efficient.
- Easy to retro-fit (only air-ducts and water piping need modification)
- >50% savings on compressor’s energy utilization
- Overall energy-savings is >30%
- No moving parts hence it needs little maintenance