A Comparison of Methods for Optimizing Air-Conditioning Systems According to the Exergonomic Approach

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Luigi Marletta

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università di Catania 95127 Catania, Italye-mail: lmarlet@ift.ing.unict.it

J. Energy Resour. Technol 123(4), 304-310 (Jun 15, 2001) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1410934 History: Received April 30, 1999; Revised June 15, 2001
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Thermodynamic cycle in the psychrometric chart
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Block diagram for the HVAC legend: CC: cooling coil; HT: heating coil; MX: mixing chamber; CL: chiller; BL: boiler
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Cost data for chillers versus cooling capacity
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Cost data for boilers versus heating capacity
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Reference design and optimum design cost flows—dashed region=capital costs; dotted region=operational cost; blank region=total cost



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