Study on Indoor Thermal Environment Controlled by Portable Cooler

Title & Authors
Study on Indoor Thermal Environment Controlled by Portable Cooler
Choi, Dong-Kyun; Song, Doosam; Kim, Jung-Ho;

Abstract
The purpose of this study is to analyze the indoor temperature distribution of a room controlled by a personal and portable cooler. As an energy saving strategy, the personal air-conditioning or task conditioning system was developed and installed in office buildings in the 90 s. Many research results regarding the personal air-conditioning (PAC) system were focused on thermal comfort, localized ventilation efficiency and energy savings. However, the conventional PACs were only developed for application in office buildings. In this study, as a type of PAC, a portable cooler was analyzed in terms of indoor temperature distribution changes with the passage of time. The measurement was performed in a bedroom in an apartment house. The results showed that indoor temperature was controlled at about $\small{24^{\circ}C}$ around the human body. However, the ambient zone up to 1.5 m away from the the human body stayed at about $\small{27.5^{\circ}C}$.
Keywords
Portable cooler;Personal cooling;Indoor thermal environment;Task area;Field measurement;
Language
Korean
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