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Title: Assessment for desiccant cooling air-conditioning at Antilles High School, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico : moisture load analysis of the gymnasium building
Authors: Antilles Consolidated School System.
Barreto-Acobe, Jaynary.
Savoie, Martin J.
Keywords: Gymnasium
Air conditioning
Desiccant cooling
Fort Buchanon, PR
Moisture load analysis
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical report
Abstract: The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) was requested to independently assess the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HV AC) system and related controls at Antilles High School (AHS), Antilles Consolidated-School-System, Fort-Buchanan, Puerto-Rico, and to help design a new air-conditioning system for the high school gymnasium. Due to the high temperature and high relative humidity common to Puerto Rico, it is desirable to implement an air-conditioning system that can maintain a controlled temperature of 75°F and a 50 percent relative humidity. A "desiccant cooling" system was considered for this application because it can dehumidify the air entering the treated space, reduce the relative humidity, and result in lower operating costs than could a comparable conventional system. A necessary preliminary step before specifying a desiccant cooling system is to perform a moisture load analysis of the area to be cooled. This study documents the moisture load analysis of the gymnasium Building at AHS.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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