Urban-scale SALSCS, part II: A parametric study of system performance

Qingfeng Cao, Minghua Huang, Thomas H Kuehn, Lian Shen, Wen Quan Tao, Junji Cao, David Y.H. Pui

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Following the experimental and numerical investigations of the Xi’an demonstration unit in Part I, Part II presents a parametric study on the proposed urban-scale SALSCS by using the validated numerical model. This study is aimed at understanding the influence of different variables on system performance, namely, the solar irradiation, ambient-air temperature and ground temperature at a 2-m depth as ambient parameters, and the inlet and outlet heights of the solar collector, collector width, tower width and tower height as geometric parameters. The effect of pressure drop across the filters on the system flow rate has been evaluated as well. The parameters that considerably influence the system performance have been identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2879-2894
Number of pages16
JournalAerosol and Air Quality Research
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to thank Professor Wojciech Lipiński from the Australian National University and Mr. Charles Lo from the University of Minnesota, respectively, for their suggestions on this work. Our numerical simulations were performed on the High-Performance Computing (HPC) platforms of the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI), which is also gratefully acknowledged.

Publisher Copyright:
© Taiwan Association for Aerosol Research.


  • Air pollution remediation
  • Ambient parameters
  • Solar chimney
  • System dimensions


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