heat pumps providing heat for space heating, domestic hot water heating and
ventilation air heating in e.g. single-family houses typically use HFC refrigerants
such as R410A or R134a. These refrigerants are soon being phased out due to
their high global warming potential (GWP).
project aims at investigating possible replacement refrigerants including
hydrocarbons and low-GWP HFC’s (the so-called HFO’s). Through numerical
modelling and simulation the seasonal performance of heat pumps using various
alternative refrigerants should be evaluated and compared.
a solid background in engineering thermodynamics and numerical moddeling of thermal energy systems.