Feasibility study of using heat recovery devices in HVAC systems in a building in the tropics

Yau, Y.H. and Chuah, K.H. and Tey, M.R. and Yip, P.N. and Lim, C.S. and Chong, T.H. and Rajagopal, K. (2014) Feasibility study of using heat recovery devices in HVAC systems in a building in the tropics. In: Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 7 - 12 July 2014, The Grand Hall, The University of Hong Kong.

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For non-domestic buildings, the electricity consumption mostly comes from the usage of the air-conditioning system. Therefore, energy savings must be achieved to save cost, and hence there is a need to apply heat recovery technologies such as run-around coils, plate-to-plate heat exchangers, heat pipe heat exchangers and heat recovery wheels into the air conditioning and mechanical ventilation (ACMV) systems for these buildings. The examples of nondomestics buildings such as factories, hospitals and office buildings use more energy to supply fresh air into the space in comparison to residential buildings. According to Yau (2010), the changing of air must be at least 15 times hourly, and in certain cases such as the hospital, the prohibition of recirculation of the return air in operating theatres to ensure the air is clean from any virus or bacteria from the outdoor air is needed. The feasibility study on using heat recovery devices in a new medium-size building in University of Malaya was conducted. The potential of energy savings in the building was examined by studying the performance of the air-conditioning system. The heat recovery systems were analyzed, and the focus was on the energy savings of the HVAC system. The calculation of energy savings and payback periods were analyzed for the chosen heat recovery devices installed in the building. Based on the results obtained in this practical study, it is strongly recommended that heat recovery systems to be installed to reduce energy usages of air-conditioning systems operating in large buildings in the tropics

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green energy, Heat recovery, Heat recovery wheel, Payback period, HVAC
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering and Quantity Surveying
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email masilah.mansor@newinti.edu.my
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:33
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2016 03:08
URI: http://eprints.intimal.edu.my/id/eprint/43

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