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Development of a domestic adsorption gas-fired heat pump

Critoph, Robert E.; Metcalf, S. J.

Inst. Energietechnik

A gas-fired heat pump system intended to replace conventional condensing boilers is under development. The machine uses four sorption generators with heat recovery between all beds plus mass recovery and has a nominal heat output of 7 kW. Predicted annual average heating COP (Heat output / gas energy input based on gross calorific value) is 1.35 in a UK application with low temperature radiators. The system is described together with the simulation model, the test facilities and procedures.
  • Part of: Thermally driven heat pumps for heating and cooling. – Ed.: Annett KĂĽhn – Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, 2013 ISBN 978-3-7983-2686-6 (print) ISBN 978-3-7983-2596-8 (online) urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus4-39458 [http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus4-39458]