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Clothes drying from room air conditioning waste heat: thermodynamics investigation
The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (2010)
  • T.M.I. Mahlia
  • C.G. Hor
  • H.H. Masjuki
  • M. Husnawan
  • Mahendra Varman Munusamy, M.Varman, University of Malaya
  • S. Mekhilef
Abstract

This paper discusses an experimental study for using heat wasted from a split-type room air conditioner for clothes drying. The study compares the effectiveness of this drying system to a conventional one in terms of duration required to dry the clothes and energy consumption. The objectives of the study are to analyze performance of a room air-conditioner as clothes dryer and to evaluate the effectiveness of its heat waste for a drying system. The experiment is conducted for three drying conditions, namely, outdoor natural drying at midday, indoor natural drying, and drying using air-conditioner waste heat. The study found that using room air-conditioner waste heat for clothes drying is very reliable, especially in congested high-rise residential areas, without additional electricity cost.

Keywords
  • clothes dryer,
  • drying,
  • room air conditioner,
  • waste heat
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
T.M.I. Mahlia, C.G. Hor, H.H. Masjuki, M. Husnawan, et al.. "Clothes drying from room air conditioning waste heat: thermodynamics investigation" The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering Vol. 35 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mahendra/11/