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Title: The potential for ground-sourced cooling of domestic buildings in desert
Author: Al-Ajmi, Farraj F.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3404 2514
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2003
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In many dry desert climates such as in Kuwait, the summer season is long with a mean daily maximum temperature of 45°C. A round 80% of total electricity generation is consumed by air-conditioning systems in domestic buildings. A hybrid cooling technique to reduce the domestic cooling demand would have both environmental and economic benefits for Kuwait. A passive cooling technique, which assists the situation, is ground cooling. In this thesis a thermal model of an earth air heat exchanger (EAHE) has been developed to calculate the pre-cooling of ventilation air that can be achieved for a building through use of a buried pipe below ground surface.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET), Kuwait
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Air conditioning & ventilation systems