Experimental Performance Evaluation of new cooling pad material for direct evaporating cooling for Pune summer conditions
M.M. Kulkarni, K.N. Vijaykumar, N.A. Jadhav, M.J. Bhor, S.S. Shinde"Experimental Performance Evaluation of new cooling pad material for direct evaporating cooling for Pune summer conditions", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V22(6),281-287 April 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
Paper presents performance evaluation of new cooling pad material Coconut fiber Clay and Khus and its comparison with conventional cooling pad material Celdek of evaporative cooler. It is observed that effectiveness of Coconut fiber Clayis found to be 0.84 as that of Khus 0.67and Celdek 0.71 .The cooling capacity forCoconut fiberClay pad is 3.85 kW as that of Khus 3.80 kW and Celdek Pad is 3.2 kW.Water evaporation rate for Coconut- clay is higher than Khus and Celdec while pressure drop is found to be higher for Coconut fiber Clay than Celdek pad. It is concluded that performance of Coconut fiber Clay is better than Celdek for Pune summer condition, along with reduction in initial cost, maintenance and replacement cost.
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Evaporative coolers, Coconut fiber clay pad, effectiveness, air velocity, cooling capacity.