A novel design of dehumidifier system in underground pumped storage power station

Huimin Yao, Ang Li, Yuling Lv, Xiong Shen, A. Li, T. Olofsson, R. Kosonen
2022 E3S Web of Conferences  
The heavy water condensation problem has led to safety concern for the workers and electrical facilities in the underground pumped storage power station. As for current dehumidification scheme, heat and humidity load are all removed through the air conditioning unit, which has high energy consumption and low efficiency. As a large amount of moisture comes from the external fresh air, in this study, we set the dehumidification system in the underground ventilation tunnel. By using the air inlet
more » ... hannel to lighten the wet load, the heat and humidity parameters of the fresh air are processed as far as possible in the front of the air supply, so as to achieve the purpose of energy saving operation. In this study, numerical modelling was used to simulate the control scheme of the heat and humidity environment. Compared with the traditional method, the two new dehumidification schemes can take about 1/3 of the wet load of the main workshop, and the dehumidification efficiency is improved. Therefore, this study is expected to be a promising tool for reducing air humidity in underground workshops.
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/202235602008 fatcat:qzkwnx5pcrgx7n36balfg6cgce