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Phase change materials to meet domestic space heating demand in the UK - A numerical study

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posted on 22.06.2017 by Jose M.P. Pinto Pereira da Cunha, Philip Eames
This paper presents a performance evaluation of two domestic space heating systems that use air source heat pumps (ASHP) to replace conventional boilers with air source heat pumps (ASHP). The storage system consisted of encapsulated PCM spheres in a packed bed with twice the storage capacity over the temperature range of 40 and 65°C achievable with hot water. The simulations predicted a potential CO2 reduction of 23% for the detached dwelling and 20% for the semi-detached dwelling, operating the heat pumps in economy 10 electricity i.e a low tariff at times between 00.00-05.00 and 13.00-16.00; with current grid emission values by successfully offsetting the electrical load to meet the heat demand.

Funding

The research presented in this paper is funded by the EPSRC through Grant reference EP/K011847/1, the Interdisciplinary centre for Storage, Transformation and Upgrading of Thermal Energy (i-STUTE) and a Loughborough University funded PhD studentship.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

Journal of Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer

Volume

4

Pages

11-18

Citation

PEREIRA DA CUNHA, J. and EAMES, P.C., 2017. Phase change materials to meet domestic space heating demand in the UK - A numerical study. Journal of Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer, 4, pp. 11-18.

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Avestia © The Authors

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Acceptance date

14/06/2017

Publication date

2017-10-06

Copyright date

2017

Notes

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Avestia under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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2368-6111

Language

en

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