Absorption Chillers and Heat Pumps

  • Filename: absorption-chillers-and-heat-pumps.
  • ISBN: 0849394279
  • Release Date: 1996-01-18
  • Number of pages: 330
  • Author: Keith E. Herold
  • Publisher: CRC Press



This book offers an in-depth description of absorption chillers and heat pumps, focusing on relatively simple systems that employ working fluids in the liquid and vapor phase. The book provides a thorough explanation of how thermodynamic and transport properties of working fluid mixtures enable them to influence the performance of absorption systems. The student or engineer who is a newcomer to the field will gain a comprehensive knowledge essential for the design and evaluation of absorption systems. This book establishes a solid background in general thermodynamics for the reader. The properties of working fluid mixtures pertaining to absorption working fluid combinations are discussed, and various thermodynamic diagrams are introduced and explained. Water/lithium-bromide and ammonia/water absorption chillers and heat pumps are described, and their features and characteristics are detailed. Measures for improving efficiency are presented, and internal heat exchange options are analyzed. Absorption Chillers and Heat Pumps contains extensive examples. It also includes a demonstration copy of the Engineering Equation Solver (EES) program and program files for all of the examples in the text. Problems are listed at the end of major chapters. This unique book is a superior upper-level textbook for students, and a valuable reference source for engineers.

Heat Pumps

  • Filename: heat-pumps.
  • ISBN: 0766819590
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 510
  • Author: Eugene Silberstein
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



A comprehensive, yet reader-friendly source of information about modern heat pump technology, as well as the vapor-compression refrigeration system on which it is based, Heat Pumps is the perfect choice for future service technicians. The book begins by introducing the four major components that make up the vapor-compression system: compressor, condenser, metering device, and evaporator. Other system-level components essential to efficient heat pump operation are also addressed, including: cooling towers, pressure controls, safety devices, and thermostats. Subsequent chapters enable readers equipped with a basic understanding of how heat pumps operate to launch directly into detailed examination of the electrical circuits of the vapor-compression refrigeration system as well as the operation of individual system components. In addition to gaining exposure to different heat pump system configurations (including the increasingly popular geothermal system), dedicated troubleshooting chapters provide abundant opportunities to gain practice in applying the seven steps required for successful completion of every service call. Ample pedagogy plus real-life and simplified examples appear throughout the book, maximizing learning and minimizing the frustration often associated with the study of such a highly-technical, complex topic.

Heat Pumps for the Home

  • Filename: heat-pumps-for-the-home.
  • ISBN: 9781847975812
  • Release Date: 2013-06-30
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: John Cantor
  • Publisher: Crowood



In recent years, heat pumps have emerged as a promising new form of technology with a relatively low environmental impact. Moreover, they have presented householders with an opportunity to reduce their heating bills. Heat pumps can heat a building by 'pumping' heat from either the ground or the air outside: an intriguing process which utilizes principles that are somewhat analogous to those employed in the domestic refrigerator. Armed with the practical information contained in these pages, homeowners will have the necessary knowledge to take advantage of this potentially low-carbon technology to heat their properties.Describes what a heat pump is, how it works, the different methods of pumping heat and the importance of an appropriate and well-planned installation. Examines the air, the ground and water as sources of heat and explains how to make an informed choice. Considers the all-important subject of distributing the heat through radiators or through an under-floor system. Covers hot water production and delivery to the taps. Outlines environmental and financial issues associated with heat pumps. Dispels some common misconceptions and presents a number of case studies. Essential reading for all those householders who are considering installing heat pumps in order to heat their homes in a more eco-friendly and efficient way. Aimed at those homeowners who wish to do some of the work themselves or who wish to shadow sub-contractors. A useful reference tool for architects, plumbers, heating engineers, builders and students. Superbly illustrated with 155 colour photographs and diagrams by Gavin D J Harper. John Cantor is a heat pump engineer, inspector and consultant and has written many articles on the subject. Gavin D J Harper is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Heat Pumps

  • Filename: heat-pumps.
  • ISBN: 9781305445437
  • Release Date: 2015-07-20
  • Number of pages: 662
  • Author: Eugene Silberstein
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



Featuring a great deal of new content and a new full-color, reader-friendly design, HEAT PUMPS, 2e, helps readers learn to install, service, and maintain air source, water source, and geothermal heat pumps. Dedicated troubleshooting chapters provide ample opportunities to apply the steps required for successful completion of every service call. The Second Edition addresses the latest green building codes and includes a wide range of built-in learning aids and real-life examples to help readers develop the knowledge and skills they will need on the job. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Geothermal Heat Pumps

  • Filename: geothermal-heat-pumps.
  • ISBN: 9781136564987
  • Release Date: 2012-04-27
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Karl Ochsner
  • Publisher: Routledge



Geothermal Heat Pumps is the most comprehensive guide to the selection, design and installation of geothermal heat pumps available. This leading manual presents the most recent information and market developments in order to put any installer, engineer or architect in the position to design, select and install a domestic geothermal heat pump system. Internationally respected expert Karl Ochsner presents the reasons to use heat pumps, introduces basic theory and reviews the wide variety of available heat pump models.

Water Purification Using Heat Pumps

  • Filename: water-purification-using-heat-pumps.
  • ISBN: 9780203983560
  • Release Date: 2005-06-23
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: F A Holland *Decd*
  • Publisher: CRC Press



This book is the result of a long-term co-operative research and professional development programme between the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE), Mexico, and the University of Salford, UK. It provides the design basis for the fabrication of small and large scale commercial absorption heat pump systems, and includes a comprehensive treatment of the economics of heat pump systems. It charts the development of heat pump technology from theoretical principles to the operation of practical systems for the purification of water, both for human consumption and a wide variety of industrial purposes. In addition to the increasing demand for potable water there is a rapidly increasing demand for clean water in industries ranging from foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals to electronics. This book will be essential reading for industrial engineers and others concerned with the cost-effective, environmentally friendly production of clean water.

Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings

  • Filename: solar-and-heat-pump-systems-for-residential-buildings.
  • ISBN: 9783433030400
  • Release Date: 2015-09-08
  • Number of pages: 274
  • Author: Jean-Christophe Hadorn
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



The combination of heat pumps and solar components is a recent development and has great potential for improving the energy efficiency of house and hot water heating systems. As a consequence, it can enhance the energy footprint of a building substantially. This work compares different systems, analyses their performance and illustrates monitoring techniques. It helps the reader to design, simulate and assess solar and heat pump systems. Good examples of built systems are discussed in detail and advice is given on how to design the most efficient system. This book is the first one about this combination of components and presents the state of the art of this technology. It is based on a joint research project of two programmes of the International Energy Agency: the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) and the Heat Pump Programme. More than 50 experts from 13 countries have participated in this research.

Principles of Home Inspection

  • Filename: principles-of-home-inspection.
  • ISBN: 0793179343
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 178
  • Author: Carson Dunlop
  • Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate



This comprehensive book is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills you need to inspect air conditioning systems and heat pumps like an experienced, professional home inspector.

Heat Pumps

  • Filename: heat-pumps.
  • ISBN: 9781483291956
  • Release Date: 2013-10-22
  • Number of pages: 210
  • Author: Kazimierz Brodowicz
  • Publisher: Elsevier



Heat pumps and related technology are in widespread use in industrial processes and installations. This book presents a unified, comprehensive and systematic treatment of the design and operation of both compression and sorption heat pumps. Heat pump thermodynamics, the choice of working fluid and the characteristics of low temperature heat sources and their application to heat pumps are covered in detail. Economic aspects are discussed and the extensive use of the exergy concept in evaluating performance of heat pumps is a unique feature of the book. The thermodynamic and chemical properties of certain new working fluids and sorbents are also explored. There are considerable pressures on those involved in the use of heat pumps to achieve energy savings and this presents a challenging task in today's industrial climate. This book provides many examples of such energy savings such as the use of large heat pump units utilising various low temperature industrial waste heat sources. Heat Pumps is illustrated throughout by specific solutions as applied worldwide. The subject area is approached logically, covering both design and calculation methods, and is oriented towards the needs of the process user. The treatment given to the selection of working fluids should be compulsory reading. - Chemical Engineer, June 1994

Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps

  • Filename: air-conditioning-and-heat-pumps.
  • ISBN: 0793180651
  • Release Date: 2003-04-01
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Carson Dunlop
  • Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate



In addition to air conditioning and heat pumps, this volume explores the materials and components of whole-house fans. This text covers basic mechanics of cooling and a step-by-step description of air conditioner operation before delving into specific components and how to inspect them.

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