Advanced Evaporative Cooler Media

Category: 
Residential
Project Number: 
PGE 0401
Start Year: 
2004
End Year: 
2004
Markets Segments: 
Residential
Project Type: 
Hardware
Type of Technology: 
Evaporative Cooling
Organization: 
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
Project Status: 
Completed

Project Summary

The first phase of an evaporative cooler technology evaluation project conducted 2003 tested the performance of advanced evaporative coolers (AECs) that used 8 inch thick rigid media. The results showed that advanced coolers are 68-70% more efficient than conventional coolers. However, the achieved evaporative effectiveness was lower than the expected .85 effectiveness. This project will determine in 12 inch thick rigid media can achieve a .85 or better evaporative effectiveness. For more information, please contact the sponsoring organization.

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