Active magnetic regenerators implemented as a magnetocaloric heat pump for residential buildings

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The main objective of the ENOVHEAT project is to develop, build and test the prototype of an innovative and efficient heat pump system based on the active magnetic regenerator technology and to demonstrate that it can be used for building space heating applications. With a maximum COP of 3.93 and a nominal useful heating power output of 2600 W, the ENOVHEAT Gadolinium magnetocaloric heat pump can be integrated into a low-energy house with a vertical borehole ground source heat exchanger and a radiant under-floor heating system within a single hydronic loop. It is able to provide for the dwelling’s space heating needs under Danish winter conditions. Moreover, a control strategy for heat energy storage in the indoor environment can be employed to optimize the MCHP operation and reach seasonal COPs of up to 3.51. However, the layered La(Fe,Mn,Si)13Hy prototype is currently not suitable for such application.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Thermag VIII - International Conference on Caloric Cooling
Publication date2018
StatePublished - 2018
EventThermag VIII - International Conference on Caloric Cooling (2018) - Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: 16 Sep 201820 Sep 2018


ConferenceThermag VIII - International Conference on Caloric Cooling (2018)
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    Research areas

  • Magnetocaloric heat pump, Magnetic heating, Active magnetic regenerator, Innovative heating system, Building heating energy flexibility controller
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