Developing a Magnetocaloric Domestic Heat Pump

Christian R.H. Bahl

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If the field of magnetocalorics is to progress beyond lab-scale demonstrations showcasing the technology at a small scale, it is important to develop prototype devices aimed at specific applications. Several groups and companies around the world are addressing cooling applications, including beverage coolers, A/Cs for cars and electronics cooling. Devices for heating have not been extensively demonstrated. Here we consider a promising application of magnetocaloric heat pumps for domestic heating. The task of designing and building such a device is a multidisciplinary one encompassing materials development and characterization, magnet design and construction, as well as device modelling, design and construction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th IIF-IIR international Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration
Number of pages2
PublisherInternational Institute of Refrigeration
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event6th IIR/IIF International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration - Fairmont Empress Conference Center, Victoria, Canada
Duration: 7 Sept 201410 Sept 2014


Conference6th IIR/IIF International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration
LocationFairmont Empress Conference Center
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