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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Heat and Mass Transfer

Evaluation of Combined Heat and Mass Transfer Effect on the Thermoeconomic Optimization of an Air-Conditioning Rotary Regenerator

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Rahim K. Jassim

College of Technology at Jeddah, P.O. Box 42204, Jeddah 21541, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

J. Heat Transfer 125(4), 724-733 (Jul 17, 2003) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1589504 History: Received September 10, 2002; Revised April 01, 2003; Online July 17, 2003
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Schematic representation heat exchange elements of a rotary regenerator
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Control surface used in the analysis of the regenerator
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The motor-fan assembly for generating the pressure component of exergy ĖΔP
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Control surface of the air conditioning for determining the unit cost of waste air
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Longitudinal heat conduction and mass transfer effect (Πt=5,th,i=293.15 K,tc,i=263.15 K,C*=(hA)*=(As)*=1,Φh=0.4, and Φc=0.8)
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Mass transfer effect (Λt=10,th,i=293.15 K,tc,i=263.15 K,C*=(hA)*=(As)*=1,Φh=0.4,Φc=0.8 and Zt=0)
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Relationship between HEE and Rc
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The effect of moisture transfer on hot-fluid temperature distribution for (Λt=10,Πt=5,Zt=0)
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The effect of moisture transfer on cold-fluid temperature distribution for (Λt=10,Πt=5,Zt=0)
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Absolute humidity distribution in fluid flow direction for (Λt=10,Πt=5,Zt=0)

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