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Concentrated seawater brines for use in solar-powered desiccant cooling cycles

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Abstract

We have directly measured properties of concentrated seawater brines produced through solar evaporation in salt works. They are sufficiently hygroscopic for use in desiccant cooling cycles which can cool air to 8.0–10.9 °C below ambient. This compares to only 3.8–8.7 °C with simple evaporative cooling. Desiccant cooling can extend the growing seasons of greenhouse crops thus providing an adaptive measure against climate change.

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The article was received on 11 Jul 2012, accepted on 12 Jul 2012 and first published on 13 Jul 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA21414H
RSC Adv., 2012,2, 7978-7982
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    Concentrated seawater brines for use in solar-powered desiccant cooling cycles

    G. Lychnos, R. Amdouni and P. A. Davies, RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 7978
    DOI: 10.1039/C2RA21414H

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