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Research Paper | Mechanical Engineering | India | Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018
Enhanced Performance and Decreased Power Consumption in a Water Cooled Air Conditioning Unit
Parth Trivedi | Saurabh Kumar Singh  | Preet Maheshwarkar
Abstract: Electricity has become an indivisible part of our lives. It is a boon to us and so must be used judiciously. The reason lies in the fact that it is an outcome of natural resources which indeed are limited. Air conditioner is more likely to consume large amount of power than any other household device. Due to global warming there has been an alarming hike in the global temperature. Now the Air Conditioner units work on the phenomenon of temperature difference between the system and the surrounding i. e. the more the temperature difference the more work needs to be done by the compressor and as a result of this, the compressor in Air conditioners demands increased pressure ratio. The higher the pressure ratio the more will be the work input to the compressor and in turn more will be the power consumption. This paper implies the simple and efficient methodology to decrease the pressure ratio of the compressor in Air conditioner units. This is achieved by replacing the air cooled system by a water cooling system and predicts the performance of Air conditioner units and decrease in power consumption.
Keywords: Air conditioner, water cooled system, work done, power consumption, coefficient of performance
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018,
Pages: 441 - 443