1st Edition

Heating and Cooling of Air Through Coils Principles and Applications

By Yongjian Gu Copyright 2024
    288 Pages 132 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Heating and Cooling of Air Through Coils combines theory and practice to cover the fundamentals in the processes of heating and cooling of air through coils and the key aspects in the psychrometric chart, the coil fluid piping systems, the coils, and the energy sources for the fluid in the coils.

    This book covers the integral elements that have a significant impact on the heating and cooling of air through coils, including the coil types, coil tube constructions and arrangements, and fluid flow characteristics in the coils. It also discusses sustainable and renewable energy sources used to heat and cool the fluid flowing in the piping system and the coils. In addition, the book covers the application of coils in central air-conditioning systems and split air-conditioning systems.

    • Presents the fundamentals of heating and cooling of air through coils.
    • Explains the psychrometric chart used for assessing the physical and thermodynamic properties of air in the heating and cooling processes.
    • Covers numerous coil types and constructions.
    • Discusses the key equipment used in the coil fluid piping systems that deliver hot water, steam, condensate, and chilled water to and from the coils.
    • Considers various energy sources to the fluid in the coil piping system for heating and cooling, including solar heat energy, ocean thermal energy, and geothermal energy.

    This book will interest engineers and researchers involved in the design and operation of heat exchangers and HVAC systems. It can also be used as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in relevant fields, such as thermal and fluids HVAC, and energy management.

    1. Introduction 2. Fundamentals of Heating and Cooling 3. The Psychrometric Chart 4. Heating and Cooling Coils 5. Heating and Cooling of Air Through Coils 6. Coil Fluid Systems 7. Energy Resources of Heating and Cooling


    Dr. Yongjian Gu is a professor at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) and an adjunct faculty at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). He teaches thermal-fluids, total energy systems & design, propulsions, steam turbine & marine components, gas turbine & auxiliary equipment, and engineering economics courses to undergraduates and graduate students. Dr. Gu holds a license of registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of New York. He also holds a certificate of professional Oracle Database Administrator (DBA). Prior to teaching at the academic institutions, he worked at industrial corporations, consulting firms, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratory as a senior mechanical engineer, project engineer, and lead engineer for many years. He has rich and valuable academic and professional experiences in dimensions/units/unit conversions, HVAC system, piping systems, thermal energy systems, and renewable/sustainable energy applications. Dr. Gu has many publications in his subject areas of teaching and professional expertise. He serves as peer-reviewers of multiple scientific and technical journals. He also sits on several professional committees and board members.

    "This book is an incredibly thorough and comprehensive exploration of the heating and cooling of air passing through coils. It provides an invaluable resource for anyone in the HVAC field, and especially those wishing to advance within the HVAC industry. The Fundamentals and Psychometrics chapters are of most value for students and/or individuals new to the field or looking to get into the industry." - Thomas Cusack, Premier Mechanical Services