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Design and energy performance of a ground plate heat exchanger coupled with a heat pump system

Arteconi, Alessia, Brandoni, Caterina, Renzi, Massimiliano and Polonara, Fabio (2011) Design and energy performance of a ground plate heat exchanger coupled with a heat pump system. In: 3rd International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), Perugia. ICAE. 8 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Ground coupled heat pump systems (GCHP) are a good alternative to traditional systems forheating and cooling of buildings. A large number of ground coupled heat pump systems havebeen used in residential and commercial buildings throughout the world due to the attractiveadvantages of high efficiency and environmental friendliness and a wide range of systemconfiguration is available today. One of the main aspects that affect GCHP performance is dueto the effectiveness of the heat transfer process between the heat exchanger and the surroundingground. The aim of this paper is to design and assess the energy performance of a particular horizontalground heat exchanger characterized by a plate shape. Through a software simulation itsinfluence on the ground is studied and its application to a real case study is evaluated. Finally,hints about technical and economic advantages and drawbacks of this technology are put onevidence.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
ID Code:29361
Deposited By: Dr Caterina Brandoni
Deposited On:17 Jul 2014 09:48
Last Modified:17 Jul 2014 09:48

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