thermoelectric, clothes dryer, secondary loop, heat pump dryer
Past work has shown that thermoelectric clothes dryers are capable of much higher efficiency than electric resistance clothes dryers. In an effort to improve performance and reduce material utilization, this work explores a new secondary loop system configuration. In this configuration, heat is transferred between air and the thermoelectric heat pumps via two water loops and two water-to-air fin-tube type heat exchangers. Performance is investigated and analyzed using both experimental and thermodynamic simulation methods.