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Experimental study of a gas engine-driven heat pump system for space heating and cooling

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Zhang, W and Yang, X and Wang, T and Peng, X and Wang, X, Experimental study of a gas engine-driven heat pump system for space heating and cooling, Civil Engineering Journal, 5, (10) pp. 2282-2295. ISSN 2676-6957 (2019) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.28991/cej-2019-03091411

Abstract

In this paper, the performance of a gas engine-driven heat pump (GEHP) was experimentally studied for space heating and cooling. An experimental test facility was developed for this purpose. The effect of key parameters on system performance was investigated under both cooling and heating modes. The results showed that as the engine speed increased from 1400 to 2000 rpm, the cooling and heating capacities increased by 23% and 28.5%, respectively while the GEHP system Primary Energy Ratio (PER) decreased by 13.5% and 11.7% in the cooling and heating modes, respectively. The system PER in the cooling mode was found lower than that in the heating mode. This indicated that heat recovery from the engine cylinder and exhaust gas was very important for improving the GEHP system performance. In the heating mode, the ambient temperature and condenser water flow rate had a large effect on the system heating capacity and PER, and insignificant effect on the gas energy input. In the cooling mode, the chilled water inlet temperature showed a large effect on both cooling capacity and gas energy input while the chilled water flow rate had a large effect on cooling capacity and insignificant effect on the gas energy input.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:gas engine-driven heat pump, space cooling, space heating, PER, heat recovery
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical engineering
Research Field:Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy storage, distribution and supply
Objective Field:Energy systems and analysis
UTAS Author:Wang, X (Professor Xiaolin Wang)
ID Code:135751
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2019-11-12
Last Modified:2020-03-17
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