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Research Requirements in the Evaporative Cooling Field
January 1987
R. H. Turner
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Nevada-Reno
Reno, Nevada

F. C. Chen
Energy Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830

Abstract: This paper focuses on potential applications of evaporative cooling (EC) and an associated survey of research requirements of EC as supplied in residential and small commercial buildings. To prepare this work, the literature in the field was reviewed and people active in the field were contacted. Sixteen recommendations are presented and described in the paper including institutional issues, appropriate roles for EC systems, necessary analysis and testing, proper applications, and hardware development needs. These recommendations represent composite opinions from the literature review and phone conversations as analyzed by the authors.

Keywords: evaporative cooling

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers

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ASHRAE Transactions 1987
Vol. 93, Part 1
pp. 185-196
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