HVAC System Design for Building Energy Saving

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 508

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Department of Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China
Interests: carbon neutrality; dehumidification technology; adsorption; heat pump; HVAC system; energy storage

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Department of Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China
Interests: absorption heat pump; absorption refrigeration; dehumidification; HVAC system; optical visualization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A major part of global energy consumption is that of buildings. Optimizing the building energy system, especially improving HVAC technology, is an important means to reduce energy consumption in homes and public buildings and address the global energy crisis. This Special Issue aims to provide a platform for reporting the latest research progress in HVAC systems, exploring HVAC system design and evaluating the application of relevant theories and advanced technologies in building energy saving.

This Special Issue on “HVAC System Design for Building Energy Saving” invites high-quality and cutting-edge articles. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • HVAC system analysis;
  • Simulation and optimization of HVAC systems;
  • Heat pump technology;
  • Dehumidification technology.

Prof. Dr. Zhongbao Liu
Dr. Han Sun
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • energy saving
  • HVAC system
  • heat pumps
  • dehumidification technology
  • indoor environmental quality
  • energy efficiency in buildings

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Performance Investigation and Optimization of Composite Materials in Household Dehumidifiers
by Zhongbao Liu, Fanzhao Kong, Zhi Zhao, Zepeng Wang, Yimo Liu and Zhipeng Qie
Buildings 2024, 14(5), 1397; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings14051397 - 13 May 2024
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The efficiency of household dehumidifiers is affected by air temperature and the temperature used for regeneration. A regeneration temperature that is too high can lead to increased energy use, heat build-up in the desiccant wheel, and lower dehumidification efficiency. In this study, we [...] Read more.
The efficiency of household dehumidifiers is affected by air temperature and the temperature used for regeneration. A regeneration temperature that is too high can lead to increased energy use, heat build-up in the desiccant wheel, and lower dehumidification efficiency. In this study, we developed a LiCl@Al-Fum composite material and evaluated it through physical characterization and module testing. The results show that the LiCl@Al-Fum composite with a 20% mass fraction is particularly effective as a desiccant material. Additionally, a 15% volume concentration of neutral silica sol was identified as the optimal binder concentration. A comparative analysis of the effects of glass-fiber desiccant wheels (GF DWs), aluminum desiccant wheels (Al DWs), and commercial desiccant wheels (CM DWs) on household dehumidifier performance revealed that the Al DWs outperformed the CM DWs, showing a 13% improvement in the dehumidification rate and a 12.56% increase in the DCPP. An increase in the dehumidifier structure led to increases in the dehumidification rate by 11.8%, 11.9%, and 10% and in the DCPP by 11.6%, 12.1%, and 10%, respectively. Moreover, the modifications resulted in a 3.85 °C, 3.34 °C, and 3.8 °C decrease in the temperature. Full article
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