Defrosting for Air Source Heat Pumps: Research, Analysis and Methods presents a detailed analysis of the methods, processes and problems relating to defrosting, a necessary requirement to maintain the performance of ASHP units. Readers will gain a deeper understanding of control strategies and system design optimization methods that improve the performance and reliability of units. The book discusses the most recent experimental and numerical studies of reverse cycle defrosting and the most widely used defrosting method for ASHP. Techno-economic considerations are also presented, as is the outlook for the future. This book is a valuable resource for research students and academics of thermal energy and mechanical engineering, especially those focusing on defrosting for ASHP, heating, ventilation and energy efficiency, as well as engineers and professionals engaged in the development and management of heat pump machinery. Includes MATLAB codes that allow the reader to implement the knowledge they have acquired in their own simulations and projects Discusses experimental and numerical studies to provide a well-rounded analysis of technologies, methods and available systems Presents techno-economic considerations and a look to the future
|Pages||: 329 pages|
Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps, Fifth Edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of refrigeration. Clear and comprehensive, it is suitable for both trainee and professional HVAC engineers, with a straightforward approach that also helps inexperienced readers gain a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of the technology. With its concise style and broad scope, the book covers most of the equipment and applications professionals will encounter. The simplicity of the descriptions helps users understand, specify, commission, use, and maintain these systems. It is a must-have text for anyone who needs thorough, foundational information on refrigeration and air conditioning, but without textbook pedagogy. It includes detailed technicalities or product-specific information. New material to this edition includes the latest developments in refrigerants and lubricants, together with updated information on compressors, heat exchangers, liquid chillers, electronic expansion valves, controls, and cold storage. In addition, efficiency, environmental impact, split systems, retail refrigeration (supermarket systems and cold rooms), industrial systems, fans, air infiltration, and noise are also included. Full theoretical and practical treatment of current issues and trends in refrigeration and air conditioning technology Meets the needs of industry practitioners and system designers who need a rigorous, but accessible reference to the latest developments in refrigeration and AC that is supported by coverage at a level not found in typical course textbooks New edition features updated content on refrigerants, microchannel technology, noise, condensers, data centers, and electronic control
|Author||: Hui Li,Yan Feng Liu,Ming Guo,Rui Zhang,Jing Du|
|Publisher||: Trans Tech Publications Ltd|
|Release Date||: 2011-10-24|
|ISBN 10||: 3038137553|
|Pages||: 2840 pages|
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). These peer-reviewed papers record the invaluable researches of the authors in the fields of innovation in structural system and disaster prevention in engineering structures, architectural innovation, sustainable development of buildings and the environment and innovations in, and applications of, building materials. Hot topics and state-of-the-art view related to sustainable development in civil engineering are presented.
|Author||: Ibrahim Dincer,Marc A. Rosen|
|Publisher||: Academic Press|
|Release Date||: 2015-08-08|
|ISBN 10||: 0124172113|
|Pages||: 400 pages|
Improve and optimize efficiency of HVAC and related energy systems from an exergy perspective. From fundamentals to advanced applications, Exergy Analysis of Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration provides readers with a clear and concise description of exergy analysis and its many uses. Focusing on the application of exergy methods to the primary technologies for heating, refrigerating, and air conditioning, Ibrahim Dincer and Marc A. Rosen demonstrate exactly how exergy can help improve and optimize efficiency, environmental performance, and cost-effectiveness. The book also discusses the analysis tools available, and includes many comprehensive case studies on current and emerging systems and technologies for real-world examples. From introducing exergy and thermodynamic fundamentals to presenting the use of exergy methods for heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems, this book equips any researcher or practicing engineer with the tools needed to learn and master the application of exergy analysis to these systems. Explains the fundamentals of energy/exergy for practitioners/researchers in HVAC&R fields for improving efficiency Covers environmental assessments and economic evaluations for a well-rounded approach to the subject Includes comprehensive case studies on both current and emerging systems/technologies Provides examples from a range of applications – from basic HVAC&R to more diverse processes such as industrial heating/cooling, cogeneration and trigeneration, and thermal storage
|Author||: American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Advanced Energy Systems Division|
|Release Date||: 2001|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
Energy Efficiency Manual, by Donald Wulfinghoff, is the new comprehensive reference & how-to-book for energy conservation in commercial buildings, residential buildings & industrial plants. It combines the features of encyclopedia, textbook & practical field manual. This handbook details 400 actions for conserving energy in design, construction, retrofit, operation & maintenance. They cover heating & cooling efficiency, water conservation, insulation, air leakage, lighting, daylighting, solar heating & industrial equipment. The second part explains renewable energy sources, passive solar, wind energy, geothermal heat pumps, energy conservation codes, environmentally safe refrigerants, energy management computers & building automation systems, electricity rates, high efficiency motors, boilers, air conditioning equipment, fans, pumps, insulation, high efficiency lamps, thermostats, time controls & many other topics. Written as an easy conversation with readers of all backgrounds, it is packed with ratings, tips, illustrations & examples that make it easy to find the right conservation measures for every application. The clear non-mathematical presentation is for everyone from homeowners to architects, engineers, contractors, property managers, plant operators, business owners, financial managers, energy auditors, public utilities, students & faculty. Environmental protection, comfort, health & safety are major themes. Learn how to improve indoor air quality & avoid "sick building syndrome."
The text describes the main features of currently available heat pumps, focusing on system operation and interactions with external heat sources. In fact, before choosing a heat pump, several aspects must be assessed in detail: the actual climate of the installation site, the building’s energy requirements, the heating system, the type of operation etc. After discussing the general working principles, the book describes the main components of compression machines – for EHPs, GHPs and CO2 heat pumps. It then addresses absorption heat pumps and provides additional details on the behavior of two-fluid mixtures. The book presents a performance comparison for the different types, helping designers choose the right one for their needs, and discusses the main refrigerants. Notes on helpful additional literature, websites and videos, also concerning relevant European regulations, round out the coverage. This book will be of interest to all engineers and technicians whose work involves heat pumps. It will also benefit students in energy engineering degree programs who want to deepen their understanding of heat pumps.