Section 3: Airflow system guidelines

This is the third section of the open-source design documentation for the forced-air evaporative cooling chamber, developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) D-Lab, and led by research engineer and J-WAFS principal investigator (2019-2022) Eric Verploegen.

This section covers covers the airflow system for the forced-air evaporative cooling chamber and includes details for:

  • Selection of the fan that draws the outside air into the chamber
  • The flow path of air through the evaporative cooling pads
  • The arrangement of the crates to ensure proper airflow into their interior, and
  • The geometry of the exhaust path


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