Numerical investigation on the utilization of phase change material (PCM) to reduce building's HVAC energy consumption

Mohammad Shakir Nasif, Ahmad Fakhri Shah Mohd Samsudin, Firas Basim Ismail, Desmond C. Lim

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Abstract

The potential of utilization of PCM in storing energy through latent heat energy storage (LHTES) can be employed to provide free cooling. In this research, Phase Change Material (PCM) is used and coupled with Liquid to Air Membrane Energy Exchanger (LAMEE) and Underfloor Air Conditioning System to achieve thermal comfort of occupant by supplying cooled air into an office room. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation has been used to investigate the above system potential in provide thermal comfort instead of conventional air conditioning system by achieving the same thermal comfort. PCM coupled heat exchanger with the flat slabs and room office model have been constructed in this research. The heat gain inside and outside of the office room with the global position of Kuala Lumpur was included in the CFD simulation to illustrate the real environment. Humidity ratio of ambient air after passing through the LAMEE was included as the boundary inlet condition at the office room. It was found that the thermal comfort of occupant in an office room which are in the temperature between 21°C - 24°C and relative humidity of 40% - 60% can be achieved for duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability 2018
Subtitle of host publicationWorld Engineering Science and Technology Congress, ESTCON 2018
EditorsMohammad Shakir Nasif, Shaharin Anwar B. Sulaiman, Srinivasa Rao Pedapati, Hamdan Ya, Othman B. Mamat, William Pao King Soon
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735417618
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2018
Event6th International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability, ICPER 2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Aug 201814 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2035
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other6th International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability, ICPER 2018
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period13/08/1814/08/18

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phase change materials
thermal comfort
energy consumption
rooms
air conditioning
exchangers
air
computational fluid dynamics
humidity
membranes
supplying
latent heat
energy storage
heat exchangers
liquids
energy
slabs
simulation
cooling
heating

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Nasif, M. S., Samsudin, A. F. S. M., Ismail, F. B., & Lim, D. C. (2018). Numerical investigation on the utilization of phase change material (PCM) to reduce building's HVAC energy consumption. In M. S. Nasif, S. A. B. Sulaiman, S. R. Pedapati, H. Ya, O. B. Mamat, & W. P. K. Soon (Eds.), 6th International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability 2018: World Engineering Science and Technology Congress, ESTCON 2018 [070001] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2035). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5075591
Nasif, Mohammad Shakir ; Samsudin, Ahmad Fakhri Shah Mohd ; Ismail, Firas Basim ; Lim, Desmond C. / Numerical investigation on the utilization of phase change material (PCM) to reduce building's HVAC energy consumption. 6th International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability 2018: World Engineering Science and Technology Congress, ESTCON 2018. editor / Mohammad Shakir Nasif ; Shaharin Anwar B. Sulaiman ; Srinivasa Rao Pedapati ; Hamdan Ya ; Othman B. Mamat ; William Pao King Soon. American Institute of Physics Inc., 2018. (AIP Conference Proceedings).
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Nasif, MS, Samsudin, AFSM, Ismail, FB & Lim, DC 2018, Numerical investigation on the utilization of phase change material (PCM) to reduce building's HVAC energy consumption. in MS Nasif, SAB Sulaiman, SR Pedapati, H Ya, OB Mamat & WPK Soon (eds), 6th International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability 2018: World Engineering Science and Technology Congress, ESTCON 2018., 070001, AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 2035, American Institute of Physics Inc., 6th International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability, ICPER 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13/08/18. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5075591

Numerical investigation on the utilization of phase change material (PCM) to reduce building's HVAC energy consumption. / Nasif, Mohammad Shakir; Samsudin, Ahmad Fakhri Shah Mohd; Ismail, Firas Basim; Lim, Desmond C.

6th International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability 2018: World Engineering Science and Technology Congress, ESTCON 2018. ed. / Mohammad Shakir Nasif; Shaharin Anwar B. Sulaiman; Srinivasa Rao Pedapati; Hamdan Ya; Othman B. Mamat; William Pao King Soon. American Institute of Physics Inc., 2018. 070001 (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2035).

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Nasif MS, Samsudin AFSM, Ismail FB, Lim DC. Numerical investigation on the utilization of phase change material (PCM) to reduce building's HVAC energy consumption. In Nasif MS, Sulaiman SAB, Pedapati SR, Ya H, Mamat OB, Soon WPK, editors, 6th International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability 2018: World Engineering Science and Technology Congress, ESTCON 2018. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2018. 070001. (AIP Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5075591