A REVIEW ON PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT OF EARTH AIR HEAT EXCHANGER

Author(s): 

Abhirag, Vijay G. S.*

Affiliation(s): 

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India – 5761041

*Corresponding Author Email: vijay.gs@manipal.edu

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Earth Air Heat Exchanger (EAHE) exploits the earth’s ground temperature to its maximum potential so as to carry out the heat transfer. This paper mainly focuses on the methods that are being used to improve the thermal efficiency of the EAHE, during its course of operation. Studies conducted by various researchers in the field of EAHE, regarding the method and modification done on the EAHE so as to improve its performance of heat exchange has been discussed in this paper. The paper also deals with the design aspects and parameters affecting the performance of the EAHE, which help in dealing with its installation and implementation.