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Recent developments in enhancing heat transfer in cooling towers, together with the success of chilled ceilings, have prompted a review of the evaporative cooling technique. in temperate maritime climates. The thermal efficiency of such systems is a key parameter, as a measure of the degree to which the system has succeeded in exploiting the cooling potential of the ambient air. This paper presents the results of experimental research into the thermal efficiency of a water-side open indirect evaporative cooling test rig designed to achieve low (1-4 K) approach conditions. Secondary efficiencies in the range 0.24-0.76 have been achieved.
Costelloe, B. Finn, D. (2005) Thermal efficiency characteristics of indirect evaporative systems. PALENC (Passive and low energy cooling systems) Conference, Santorini, Greece, May 2005. doi:10.21427/D7NW36
CIBSE (RoI region), Enterprise Ireland applied research grant, DIT Faculty of Engineering research seed fund