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Advancing Performance of Passive Downdraft Cooling Towers


Abstract Passive cooling techniques, specifically passive downdraft cooling (PDC), have proven to be a solution that can address issues associated with air conditioning (AC). Globally, over 100 buildings have integrated PDC in its different forms, most of which use direct evaporative cooling. Even though all surveyed buildings were energy efficient and cost-effective and most surveyed buildings were thermally comfortable, application of PDC remains limited. This study aims to advance performance of the single stage passive downdraft evaporative cooling tower (PDECT), and expand its applicability beyond the hot dry conditions where it is typically used, by designing and testing a multi-stage passive and hybrid downdraft cooling tower (PHDCT). Experim... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Al-Hassawi, Omar Dhia Sadulah (Author) / Bryan, Harvey (Advisor) / Reddy, T Agami (Committee member) / Chalfoun, Nader (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Architectural engineering / Architecture / Multi-stage Downdraft Cooling Tower / Passive and Hybrid Downdraft Cooling Towers / Passive Cooling / Passive Downdraft Evaporative Cooling Tower / Passive Downdraught Cooling / Single Stage Downdraft Cooling Tower
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 227 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Architecture 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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