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Title: Recovery of wasted heat with centralized and distributed heat pump systems

Large amounts of heat are wasted in power system, industrial, and sewage treatment processes. This heat cannot generally be utilized for several reasons including the low temperatures at which it is available; the non-coincidence or lack of reliability of its availability when needed; its location being distant from locations where usable; and contaminants, corrosives, or hazards associated with it. Heat pump technology coupled with thermal storage offers solutions to many of these impediments. The thermodynamics involved and the recovery potential of central and distributed heat pumps in community energy systems providing heating and air-conditioning for buildings are examined. Basic system considerations are discussed and several approaches are presented to conserve scarce energy resources with such systems.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6519146
Report Number(s):
CONF-781202--32
DOE Contract Number:
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ASME meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 10 Dec 1978
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Chicago Operations Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; BUILDINGS; ENERGY CONSERVATION; DISTRICT HEATING; WASTE HEAT UTILIZATION; HEAT PUMPS; HEAT RECOVERY; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; WASTE HEAT; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; WASTE PROCESSING PLANTS; HEAT RECOVERY EQUIPMENT; HEAT STORAGE; PERFORMANCE; SPACE HEATING; ENERGY; ENERGY RECOVERY; ENERGY SOURCES; ENERGY STORAGE; EQUIPMENT; HEAT; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HEATING; POWER PLANTS; RECOVERY; STORAGE; WASTE PRODUCT UTILIZATION; WASTES 320600* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Municipalities & Community Systems-- (1980-); 200105 -- Fossil-Fueled Power Plants-- Heat Utilization; 320304 -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Industrial & Agricultural Processes-- Waste Heat Recovery & Utilization; 250600 -- Energy Storage-- Thermal