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Title: Heat pump centered integrated community energy systems: system development. Georgia Institute of Technology interim report

Abstract

Heat Pump Centered-Integrated Community Energy Systems (HP-ICES) show the promise of utilizing low-grade thermal energy for low-quality energy requirements such as space heating and cooling. The Heat Pump - Wastewater Heat Recovery (HP-WHR) scheme is one approach to an HP-ICES that proposes to reclaim low-grade thermal energy from a community's wastewater effluent. The concept of an HP-WHR system is developed, the potential performance and economics of such a system is evaluated and the potential for application is examined. A thermodynamic performance analysis of a hypothetical system projects an overall system coefficient of performance (C.O.P.) of from 2.181 to 2.264 for wastewater temperatures varying from 50/sup 0/F to 80/sup 0/F. Primary energy source savings from the implementation of this system is projected to be 5.014 QUADS, or the energy equivalent of 687 millions tons of coal, from 1980 to the year 2000. Economic analysis shows the HP-WHR scheme to be cost-competitive, on the basis of a net present value life cycle cost comparison, with conventional residential and light commercial HVAC systems.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta (USA). Research Inst.; McCurry and Associates, Inc., Atlanta, GA (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
6299869
Report Number(s):
ANL/ICES-TM-28
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; COMMUNITIES; DISTRICT COOLING; DISTRICT HEATING; HEAT PUMPS; ECONOMICS; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; ICES; BUILDINGS; ENERGY CONSERVATION; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; GRAPHS; HEAT RECOVERY; MUNICIPAL WASTES; PERFORMANCE; TABLES; THEORETICAL DATA; WASTE HEAT; WASTE WATER; COOLING; DATA; DATA FORMS; ENERGY; ENERGY RECOVERY; ENERGY SOURCES; HEAT; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HEATING; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INFORMATION; LIQUID WASTES; NUMERICAL DATA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RECOVERY; WASTES; WATER; 320600* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Municipalities & Community Systems- (1980-); 290800 - Energy Planning & Policy- Heat Utilization- (1980-)

Citation Formats

Wade, D W, Trammel, B C, Dixit, B S, McCurry, D C, and Rindt, B A. Heat pump centered integrated community energy systems: system development. Georgia Institute of Technology interim report. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2172/6299869.
Wade, D W, Trammel, B C, Dixit, B S, McCurry, D C, & Rindt, B A. Heat pump centered integrated community energy systems: system development. Georgia Institute of Technology interim report. United States. doi:10.2172/6299869.
Wade, D W, Trammel, B C, Dixit, B S, McCurry, D C, and Rindt, B A. Thu . "Heat pump centered integrated community energy systems: system development. Georgia Institute of Technology interim report". United States. doi:10.2172/6299869. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6299869.
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title = {Heat pump centered integrated community energy systems: system development. Georgia Institute of Technology interim report},
author = {Wade, D W and Trammel, B C and Dixit, B S and McCurry, D C and Rindt, B A},
abstractNote = {Heat Pump Centered-Integrated Community Energy Systems (HP-ICES) show the promise of utilizing low-grade thermal energy for low-quality energy requirements such as space heating and cooling. The Heat Pump - Wastewater Heat Recovery (HP-WHR) scheme is one approach to an HP-ICES that proposes to reclaim low-grade thermal energy from a community's wastewater effluent. The concept of an HP-WHR system is developed, the potential performance and economics of such a system is evaluated and the potential for application is examined. A thermodynamic performance analysis of a hypothetical system projects an overall system coefficient of performance (C.O.P.) of from 2.181 to 2.264 for wastewater temperatures varying from 50/sup 0/F to 80/sup 0/F. Primary energy source savings from the implementation of this system is projected to be 5.014 QUADS, or the energy equivalent of 687 millions tons of coal, from 1980 to the year 2000. Economic analysis shows the HP-WHR scheme to be cost-competitive, on the basis of a net present value life cycle cost comparison, with conventional residential and light commercial HVAC systems.},
doi = {10.2172/6299869},
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