Parametric Study of Earth-to-Air Heat Exchanger in Malaysian Climate

Abstract

The technology, where the ground used as a heat sink to produce cooler air, has been an area of interest in Malaysia even before its National Green Technology Policy launched in 2009. Many researchers have studied the Earth-to-Air Heat Exchanger (EAHE) from different points of view, some focused on developing mathematical models to predict the performance of EAHE, and others conducted different types of experiments to evaluate the cooling potential of an EAHE, as well as understanding the main parameters that affects its design. This paper presents a simulation study based on ASHRAE Weather database, local data collected in previous field studies on ground temperatures at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Skudai Campus and experimental results of EAHE constructed in International Islamic University Malaysia Gombak Campus. It presents the parameters influencing the cooling potential of Earth-to-Air Heat Exchanger in hot humid Malaysian climate



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Md Najib Ibrahim, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

Paper Information
Conference: ACSEE2013
Stream: Sustainability

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