Evaluating the moisture transfer of membranes for total heat exchanger
This paper presents an experimental evaluation of moisture transfer of a novel membrane which is used in enthalpy heat exchanger. The moister transfer through a membrane was investigated in a model of counter flow heat exchanger and the effectiveness of moister transfer was evaluated for various flow velocities. It was found that the measuring error, i.e. difference between moister absorbed and released is quite high. Therefore, measuring uncertainty analyses were performed. The resulting uncertainty of effectiveness of moister transfer was derived using partial derivatives of all influencing quantities and considering both random and systematic uncertainties. It was found that measuring of mass flow rate has the biggest influence on resulting uncertainty of moister transfer effectiveness. Therefore, accuracy of measured air flow rates measuring must be improved to reach lower resulting uncertainty.
moisture transfer, heat exchanger