E3S Web Conf.
Volume 111, 2019CLIMA 2019 Congress
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Advanced HVAC&R&S Technology|
|Published online||13 August 2019|
Moisture Recovery – A Dynamic Modelling Approach
RWTH Aachen University, E.ON Energy Research Center, Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate, Germany
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With rising insulation standards, the use of mechanical ventilation, especially in non-residential buildings, is becoming increasingly relevant. To ensure thermal comfort and avoid health problems for people in the room, cost- and energy-intensive humidification of the supply air is necessary. The use of moisture recovery systems can thus significantly reduce the energy consumption of ventilation systems. Despite this energy-saving potential, moisture recovery systems are rarely used in ventilation systems.
To forecast the efficiency of moisture recovery systems in partial load operation and under different climatic conditions, a dynamic model of a membrane-based enthalpy exchanger was developed in the object-oriented modelling language Modelica. The model is based on the solution diffusion model, a quite common approach. In contrast to the models found in the literature, the sorption process is not assumed to be in equilibrium state. Rather, as a first approach the membrane’s permeance, consisting of the solubility and diffusion coefficient, is modelled with a linear dependency on the moisture difference between the two incoming airflows.
A parameter fitting has been carried out with experimental data to determine the unknown material parameters. The model containing the fitted parameter set was validated using different experimental data.
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