Parametric investigation of solar chimney with new cooling tower integrated in a single room for New Assiut city, Egypt climate

Amr Sayed Hassan Abdallah, Yoshino Hiroshi, Tomonobu Goto, Napoleon Enteria, Magdy M. Radwan, M. Abdelsamei Eid

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Houses in Egypt are often designed without taking the climate into account sufficiently. Consequently, new houses often have a poor indoor climate, which affects comfort, health and building efficiency. In hot and arid climates, passive cooling system employs non-mechanical procedures to maintain suitable indoor temperature. Thus, they have been increasing the influence of the traditional cooling concepts but with new technology. Therefore, these conditions encourage such a concept to enhance natural ventilation with evaporative cooling and save energy in the New Assiut city. In the present study, the effect of solar chimney parameters on wind tower parameters was numerically investigated as a second phase of the new integrated model. All the detailed mathematical equations and system description are presented in phase one. A numerical simulation is implemented in Transient systems simulation program-Conjunction of multizone infiltration specialists program softwares. The parametric studies of the integrated system in phase two were studied to achieve high performance with new compact small design especially for the hottest days in the summer season. The temperature and airflow rates are predicted iteratively taking into account the zone pressure and the pressure drop in the evaporative cooler component. The result shows that the system achieves nearly at least close to 80 % acceptable comfort range according to Adaptive Comfort Standard of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers with optimum ventilation rate 414 m3/h for the hottest day. The findings show that the system achieves high performance in the hottest day with small solar chimney dimension and is easy to integrate in the building envelope than the proposed system before parametric studies in phase one.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jul


  • Parametric investigation
  • Passive cooling
  • Solar chimney


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