Hybrid Indirect Evaporative Cooling-Mechanical Vapor Compression System: A Mini-Review

Qian Chen, Muhammad Burhan, M Kum Ja, Muhammad Shahzad, Doskhan Ybyraiymkul, Hongfei Zheng, Xin Cui, Kim Choon Ng

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    The hybrid indirect evaporative cooling-mechanical vapor compression (IEC-MVC) process is deemed a promising cooling system for hot and humid areas. It possesses the merits of high energy efficiency and strong capability of temperature and humidity control. Herein, we provide an overview of the state-of-the-art investigations over different aspects of the hybrid IEC-MVC process. Firstly, we evaluate the potential of IEC as a pre-cooler and heat-recovery device. Then, we compare the energy efficiency of IEC-MVC with standalone MVC and summarize its long-term energy-saving potential under specific weather conditions. Subsequently, we discuss the economic viability and water consumption of the hybrid process. These studies form a solid foundation for the future installation of the IEC-MVC system.
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)7810
    Issue number20
    StatePublished - Oct 21 2022

    Bibliographical note

    KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-10-26
    Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): REP/1/3988-01-01
    Acknowledgements: The authors gratefully acknowledge the generous funding from (1) the KAUST Cooling Initiative (KCI) project, REP/1/3988-01-01, (2) the Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and (3) Shenzhen International Graduate School, Tsinghua University.
    This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Computer Science


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