Paper presented to the 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Florida, 14-16 July 2014.
This report describes numerical modelling of heat and mass transfer in exchangers utilizing the Maisotsenko Cycle for indirect evaporative cooling. For this purpose, numerical models are developed based on the modified ε-NTU method to perform thermal calculations of the indirect evaporative cooling process, thus quantifying overall performance of considered heat exchangers. Numerical simulation reveals many unique features of considered HMX (heat and mass exchanger), enabling an accurate prediction of its performance. The results of computer simulation showed high efficiency gains that are sensitive to various inlet conditions, and allow for estimation of optimum operating conditions, including suitable climatic zones for the proposed unit using.