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Heat and Mass Transfer in Rotary Heat Exchangers With Nonhygroscopic Rotor Materials

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R. B. Holmberg

AB Svenska Fläktfabriken, Jönköping, Sweden

J. Heat Transfer 99(2), 196-202 (May 01, 1977) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450668 History: Received September 07, 1976; Online August 11, 2010

Abstract

Heat and mass transfer in rotary heat exchangers with nonhygroscopic rotor materials have been investigated. A numerical method of the finite-difference type is applied to the steady-state performance under conditions of finite rotational speed and finite longitudinal heat conduction. Temperature and absolute humidity distributions are calculated for a set of rotary heat exchanger parameters typical in air conditioning, and temperature and humidity efficiencies are evaluated for different inlet air conditions.

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