Design of Solar Desiccant Clothes DryerJournal: International Journal of Engineering and Techniques (Vol.3, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2017-12-01
Authors : Celil May R. Ylagan;
Page : 189-194
Keywords : Desiccant; Air Dryer; Solar Flat Plate Collector; Solar Water Heater;
The system design uses solar energy as power source for a clothes dryer attached to a room. The device has two processes which is Dehumidified Air Inlet Process and Humid Air Outlet Process, consisting of heat exchangers, fans and a desiccant wheel. In the Dehumidified Air Inlet Process, the outside air is suctioned and dehumidified, acting as the working substance that removes moisture from the drying room. In the Humid Air Outlet Process, humid air from the drying room is removed and its moisture content is reduced by the second heat exchanger of the system. The air is then used as the working substance to regenerate the desiccant. The system can remove 1.7439 kg of moisture within 9.65 minutes. This calculation is based on assumptions and computation based on thermodynamic principles and equations. The purpose in the long term would be to reduce the consumption of electricity used for clothes dryer.
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