A spray Passive Downdraft Evaporative Cooling (PDEC) system achieves great savings for space cooling and improves indoor environmental quality by supplying a large amount of fresh outdoor air. As previous studies heavily focused on the energy saving capability of a spray PDEC system due to lack of methods for a detailed analysis, the influence of cool humid supply air from a spray PDEC system in a space in buildings has not been comprehensively studied. This study is intended to evaluate the competence of a spray PDEC system as a primary cooling system in typical spaces in a primary school building by developing a method using building energy simulation tool. It runs one-day simulations in a hot dry climate and a warm moderate climate in order to distinctly examine the benefits and the areas that should be advanced. It analyses how a spray PDEC system responds to the space cooling loads and spaces conditioned by the system thermally behave. The results of the simulations affirm that a spray PDEC system is capable of conditioning building spaces in the two climates, indicating some areas to be improved.
Daeho Kang and Richard K. Strand. "Analysis of the system response of a spray passive downdraft evaporative cooling system." Building and Environment 157 (2019) 101-111.
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