Project

Experimental project Booster heat pump

Publisher

Supervisor

Location

Greater Copenhagen area

Within future city district it is expected that the space heating demand will be considerably reduced due to better insulation of buildings, while the demand for domestic hot water (DHW) is expected to remain constant. Modern buildings will enable the supply of low temperature district heating (e.g. 40 °) for space heating. Low temperature district heating is advantageous as renewable heat sources can be integrated more efficiently and heat losses to the environment are reduced. However, the supply temperatures for domestic hot water have to remain above 55 °C in order to avoid Legionella bacteria. One possible solution is to use a booster heat pump that uses the district heating line as a heat source and heats up the domestic hot water. 

Figure 1 Schematic diagram of the Booster HP, Propane is used as refrigerant

Further, the use of heat pumps for heat supply also enable the use of electricity when there is a surplus on the generation side and thus provide flexibility to the electric grid. In order to analyse the flexibility potential of the booster heat pump, the dynamics of the system have to be understood.

Possible topics include:

-          Mapping of the heat pump behaviour for different operation conditions

-          Developing and validation of a black box model of the heat pump

-          Operation using other working fluids

-          …

The project can be carried out by one or two students, who should be very interested in working experimentally and preferably already have experimental experience.

Contact:

Wiebke Meesenburg, wmeese@mek.dtu.dk, Rum 403-009

Torben  Schmidt Ommen, tsom@mek.dtu.dk, Rum 403-024









Requirements

Experimental experience

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Contact

Company / Organization

DTU Mekanik

Name

Wiebke Meesenburg

Position

Ph.d.-studerende

Mail

wmeese@mek.dtu.dk

Supervisor info

BSc in Design & Innovation

Supervisor

Wiebke Meesenburg

Co-supervisors

Torben Schmidt Ommen

ECTS credits

10 - 30

Type

Final project, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

BSc in Mechanical Engineering

Supervisor

Wiebke Meesenburg

Co-supervisors

Torben Schmidt Ommen

ECTS credits

10 - 30

Type

Final project, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Mechanical Engineering

Supervisor

Wiebke Meesenburg

Co-supervisors

Torben Schmidt Ommen

ECTS credits

10 - 30

Type

Final project, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

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