Experimental analysis of dewpoint indirect evaporative cooler operating with solar panel

  • ICEPE Conference
  • Dr. Sabir Rasheed Energy Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan
  • Dr. Nadeem Ahmed Sheikh Mechanical Engineering Department, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan


M-cycle (Maisotsenko cycle) based indirect evaporative cooling system can significantly enhance the natural ecosystem. The operating cost of dewpoint indirect evaporative cooler (Dewpoint-IEC) is low for space air cooling systems. Dewpoint-IEC is inexpensive, energy efficient, and ecological friendly. This study illustrates the experimental evaluation of Dewpoint-IEC working with varying operating conditions. The system designed for up to 1 Ton cooling capacity of the system which has coefficient of performance and energy efficiency ratio up to 6 and 20. The experimentation of Dewpoint-IEC is investigated in terms of the relative humidity and ambient temperature. The results indicate that the effectiveness of the Dewpoint-IEC system is increased with decrease the relative humidity and increase the ambient air temperature. The highest experimental values of wet bulb and dewpoint effectiveness of the system is 1.11 and 0.76. The maximum resulting values of EER, COP, and cooling capacity is 19, 6.1, and 3.3 kW, respectively. Based on experimental results, the system is a feasible option in hot summer days. Moreover, the power consumption of the Dewpoint-IEC is 70 W which can be achieved by combining the system with solar panels. So, current research also shows that Dewpoint-IEC integrated with solar panel recommends off-grid solution as well.