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JOCET 2015 Vol.3(3): 159-164 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2015.V3.188

Analytical Study of a Heat Recovery/Desiccant Cooling System under Tunisian Climatic Conditions

S. Sabek, K. Ben Nasr, R. Chouikh, and A. Guizani
Abstract—The solar potential energy in Tunisia can be used like a principal factor for the operation of new technologies of air conditioning. Studies could be carried out like approaches of simulation, analyzes experimental or both unit. In this paper, we present an analytical solution of heat and mass transfer processes in regenerator and air conditioning system (ACS) cores of a heat recovery /desiccant cooling system (HRDCS) under Tunisia weather conditions. Simulations programs were carried out to test the principal components of the HRDC system. The results show that the coefficient of performance of system improves when we use the renewable energy for heating and cooling. This study is significant and effective to prove the efficiency of such HRDC systems in this country.

Index Terms—Air conditioning, liquid desiccant cooling system, simulations, Tunisian climatic conditions.

Seifennasr Sabek and Amenallah Guizani are with the Centre des Recherches et des Technologies de l’Energie (CRTEn) PB 95, Hammam Lif 2050, Tunisia (e-mail:,
Kaouther Ben Nasr is with the Ecole Nationale d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme, Rue El Quods, Carthago 2026, Tunisia (e-mail:
Ridha Chouikh is with the Institut Supérieur de Mathématiques Appliquées et d’Informatique (ISMAI), Kairouan 3100, Tunisia (e-mail:


Cite:S. Sabek, K. Ben Nasr, R. Chouikh, and A. Guizani, "Analytical Study of a Heat Recovery/Desiccant Cooling System under Tunisian Climatic Conditions," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 159-164, 2015.

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