Air-to-air energy exchanger test facility for mass and energy transfer performance

Ephraim M. Sparrow, John P. Abraham, Gerald L. Martin, Jimmy C. Tong, R. W. Besant, Charles Wright

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A multifunctional wind tunnel facility that has the capability of characterizing the performance of heat and mass exchangers is described. An unusual feature of the facility is the measurement off our quantities of critical importance to the performance evaluation at four locations, respectively at the inlets and outlets of the ducts that feed and exhaust the exchanger. These encompassing measurements, taken together with their high accuracy not only permit definitive assessments of performance but also enable heat and mass balances to be evaluated without reliance on simplifying assumptions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-456
Number of pages7
JournalASHRAE Transactions
Volume107 PART 2
StatePublished - 2001
Event2001 ASHRAE Annual Meeting - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2001Jun 27 2001


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