Concentrated seawater brines for use in solar-powered desiccant cooling cycles


We have directly measured properties of concentrated seawater brines produced through solar evaporation in salt works. They are sufficiently hygroscopic for use in desiccant cooling cycles which can cool air to 8.0–10.9 °C below ambient. This compares to only 3.8–8.7 °C with simple evaporative cooling. Desiccant cooling can extend the growing seasons of greenhouse crops thus providing an adaptive measure against climate change.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Engineering and Technology > Mechanical, Biomedical & Design
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Sustainable environment research group
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Chemical Engineering(all),Chemistry(all)
Publication ISSN: 2046-2069
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2024 07:08
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 09:03
Full Text Link: http://pubs.rsc ... 2/ra/c2ra21414h
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Published Date: 2012-07-12
Authors: Lychnos, George
Amdouni, Ridha
Davies, Philip (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4783-1234)



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