Journal article

Thermodynamic evaluation of utilizing different ice thermal energy storage systems for cooling application in office buildings in Malaysia

B Rismanchi, R Saidur, HH Masjuki, TMI Mahlia

Energy and Buildings | ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA | Published : 2012


Storage can establish balance between production and demand consumption level in almost all the energy conversion systems. The same principle is valid for cooling applications, especially when the system is supposed to operate daily during the year. This is the condition that exists in tropical climate of Malaysia. The statistical data shows that almost one-fourth of the AC energy use in the country is due to office buildings. Therefore, utilizing the cold thermal energy storage (CTES) technique can significantly reduce the energy demand. In this study, a macroscopic thermodynamic analysis of the application of five different CTES systems for an office building in Malaysia is presented. The ..

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Awarded by University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia and the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the financial support under UM.C/HIR/MOHE/ENG/15 (D000021-16001). Special thanks are also extended to Mr. Mark M. MacCracken PE CEO and Mr. Brian Silvetti chief engineer of CALMAC Co. (USA) for providing technical help during the critical period of this work.