Performance Study of a Closed-Type Heat Pump Tumble Dryer Using A Simulation Model and an Experimental Set-Up
2014 (English)In: Drying Technology, ISSN 0737-3937, E-ISSN 1532-2300, Vol. 32, no 8, 891-901 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In the interests of competitiveness, manufactures of tumble dryers are seeking to reduce both their electricity use and the drying time. This study examines how the cylinder volume of the compressor and the total heat transfer of the condenser influence the drying time and electricity use in a heat pump tumble dryer. A transient simulation model was developed and compared to an experimental set-up with good similarity. The simulations show that increasing the cylinder volume of the compressor by 50% decreases the drying time by 14% without using more electricity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. Vol. 32, no 8, 891-901 p.
Energy analysis; Heat and mass transfer; Heat pump drying; Mathematical modeling
Research subject Environmental and Energy Systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33839DOI: 10.1080/07373937.2013.875035ISI: 000337247400004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-33839DiVA: diva2:750130