Clothes drying from room air conditioning waste heat: thermodynamics investigation

Mahlia, Teuku Meurah Indra and Hor, C.G. and Masjuki, Haji Hassan and Husnawan, M. and Varman, M. and Mekhilef, Saad (2010) Clothes drying from room air conditioning waste heat: thermodynamics investigation. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 35 (1B). pp. 339-351. ISSN 1319-8025,

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This paper discusses an experimental study for using heat wasted from a split-type room air conditioner for clothes drying. The study compares the effectiveness of this drying system to a conventional one in terms of duration required to dry the clothes and energy consumption. The objectives of the study are to analyze performance of a room air-conditioner as clothes dryer and to evaluate the effectiveness of its heat waste for a drying system. The experiment is conducted for three drying conditions, namely, outdoor natural drying at midday, indoor natural drying, and drying using air-conditioner waste heat. The study found that using room air-conditioner waste heat for clothes drying is very reliable, especially in congested high-rise residential areas, without additional electricity cost.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 587EH Times Cited:1 Cited References Count:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clothes dryer; Drying; Room air conditioner; Waste heat; Recovery; Dryer
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2013 01:13
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2018 02:16

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