Performance Improvement of Air Conditioning System using Applications of Evaporative Cooling: A Review Paper

International Journal of Thermal Engineering
© 2016 by SSRG - IJTE Journal
Volume 2 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Kamlesh kumar Sharma, R.L. Gupta, Sanjay katarey
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Kamlesh kumar Sharma, R.L. Gupta, Sanjay katarey, "Performance Improvement of Air Conditioning System using Applications of Evaporative Cooling: A Review Paper," SSRG International Journal of Thermal Engineering, vol. 2,  no. 2, pp. 1-5, 2016. Crossref,


In present situation, reduction of energy consumption is necessary due to continuous increase in energy demand and reduction in global energy supply. Coefficient of performance of air conditioning system can be increased with evaporative cooled condenser in place of air cooled condenser. This paper presents a broad review of evaporative cooled condenser used in residential and commercial cooling systems. Evaporative cooled condenser increases the heat rejection process with the cooling effect of evaporation and therefore improve coefficient of performance. It is found by using evaporative cooling condenser, the power consumption can be decreased upto 20 % and coefficient of performance can be increased around 50%.


 Vapour compression refrigeration system, Evaporative cooling, Coefficient of performance (COP), Energy saving.


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