Experimental Investigation of Air Conditioner using the Desiccant Cooling System in Equatorial Climates

Kamaruddin Abdullah, Aep Saepul Uyun, Syukri Muhammad Nur, Alie Bamahry, Rino Imanda, Teuku Meurah Indra Mahlia

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

2 Citations (Scopus)


Indonesia lies in the tropical climate which requires air conditioning to increase working productivity of the people. Up to now people are still using the compressive cooling system which uses Freon as the refrigerant, which have been known to have a negative environmental impact. Therefore, new cooling system which is environmentally friendly is now needed. Desiccant cooling system manipulates the humidity condition of outside air in such a way so that the final temperature should become at 25 °C and RH of 65 %. Since it does not require refrigerant, a desiccant cooling has the potential to be developed in a tropical country like Indonesia. In this study an experimental desiccant cooling system has been designed and constructed and tested under laboratory condition. Experimental results have shown that the resulting air temperature was 26.1 °C with RH of 55.6 %, and average cooling capacity was 0.425 kW. The COP was found to be 0.44.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01022
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Electrical Systems, Technology and Information, ICESTI 2017 - Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Sep 201729 Sep 2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

Cite this