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    • ISSN: 2010-0264
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IJESD 2015 Vol.6(2): 104-110 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.570

Experimental and Numerical Study of a Heat Pipe Based Indirect Porous Ceramic Evaporative Cooler

R. Boukhanouf, A. Alharbi, O. Amer, and H. G. Ibrahim
Abstract—Indirect evaporative coolers are one of the most possible alternatives to conventional cooling methods for building air-conditioning. It utilizes evaporation of water to cool the air, consumes much less power, and employs no harmful refrigerants comparing to other traditional cooling cycles such as vapor compression coolers. This paper presents a mathematical model and experimental investigation of thermal performance of an indirect porous ceramic evaporative cooler with integrated heat pipe for heat transfer. It is shown that good agreement was achieved between the computer model and measured parameters of the cooling system. In the regions with hot and dry climates the system can be an environmentally friendly and energy efficient cooling system.

Index Terms—Indirect evaporative cooling, heat pipe, porous ceramic, dew-point effectiveness.

R. Boukhanouf, A. Alharbi, and O. Amer are with The University of Nottingham, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK (e-mail:,, ).
H. G. Ibrahim is with Qatar University, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Doha, Qatar (e-mail:


Cite:R. Boukhanouf, A. Alharbi, O. Amer, and H. G. Ibrahim, "Experimental and Numerical Study of a Heat Pipe Based Indirect Porous Ceramic Evaporative Cooler," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 104-110, 2015.

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