Promising Advances in Desiccant Cooling

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    Of the solar cooling options available open cycle solid desiccant cooling looks very promising. A brief review of the experimental and analytical efforts to date shows that within the last 10 years thermal performance has doubled. Research centers have been developed to explore new materials and geometry options and to improve and validate mathematical models that can be used by designengineers to develop new product lines. Typical results from the Solar Energy Research Institute's (SERI) Desiccant Cooling Research Program are shown. Innovative ideas for new cycles and spinoff benefits provide incentives to continue research in this promising field.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages16
    StatePublished - 1985

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-252-2683


    • open cycle solid desiccant cooling
    • solar cooling


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