Advanced thermodynamic cycles utilising low-temperature heat sources

  • Elmegaard, Brian (Project Manager)
  • Haglind, Fredrik (Project Participant)
  • Clausen, Lasse Røngaard (Project Participant)
  • Kærn, Martin Ryhl (Project Participant)
  • Markussen, Wiebke Brix (Project Participant)
  • Sin, Gürkan (Project Participant)
  • Gani, Rafiqul (Project Participant)
  • Meroni, Andrea (PhD Student)
  • Andreasen, Jesper Graa (PhD Student)
  • Cignitti, Stefano (PhD Student)
  • Frutiger, Jerome (PhD Student)
  • Babi, Deenesh Kavi (Project Participant)
  • Sørensen, Iben (Project Coordinator)
  • Pierobon, Leonardo (Project Participant)
  • Zhang, Lei (Project Participant)
  • Zühlsdorf, Benjamin (Project Participant)
  • Mancini, Roberta (Project Participant)

Project Details

Description

Energy sources at a low temperature level are available from a variety of sources ranging from waste heat from ships, industry and refrigeration plants, to renewable energy in the form of biomass, geothermal and solar.
There is significant potential for improving the use of these sources in developing new cycles based on new multi-component fluid mixtures. These improvements will not only increase the efficiency of today's technology, but they will also make it possible to use low-temperature sources which, due to lack of technical feasibility or economy is not used today. This ambitious, interdisciplinary project will lead the way to innovative thermal system for electricity generation, heat pumping and cooling by utilization of low value sources, at efficiencies that surpasses today's level significantly. The project will develop advances in the design of both processes and media so that energy savings of 15% can be achieved. The analysis will include numerical simulation and advanced thermodynamic methods based on energy and exergy analysis and experimental verification of component performance. The development of a systematic approach to the optimization of cycle and the working medium in the given application. The results will provide a scientific basis for choosing the future use of low-temperature resources in Denmark. This may contribute significantly to the development of the future society using no fossil resources, but large amounts of fluctuating renewable energy.
AcronymTHERMCYC
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/03/201428/02/2019

Research Output

  • 4 Article in proceedings
  • 3 Report
  • 1 Journal article

Book of presentations of the International Workshop on High Temperature Heat Pumps

Elmegaard, B. (ed.), Zühlsdorf, B. (ed.), Reinholdt, L. (ed.) & Bantle, M. (ed.), 2017, Kgs. Lyngby: Technical University of Denmark. 176 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportCommunication

Open Access
File

Derivation of guidelines for the design of plate evaporators in heat pumps using zeotropic mixtures

Elmegaard, B., Mancini, R. & Zühlsdorf, B., 2017, Proceedings of ECOS 2017: 30th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems. 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

High Temperature Heat Pump Integration using Zeotropic Working Fluids for Spray Drying Facilities

Zühlsdorf, B., Bühler, F., Mancini, R., Cignitti, S. & Elmegaard, B., 2017, Proceedings of the 12th IEA Heat Pump Conference 2017. 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Activities

  • 1 Participating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.

International Workshop on High Temperature Heat Pumps

Brian Elmegaard (Organizer), , Benjamin Zühlsdorf (Organizer), , Reinholdt Lars Ove (Organizer), & Michael Bantle (Organizer)

11 Sep 2017

Activity: Attending an eventParticipating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.