New challenges are raising worldwide in the majors cities to reduce the CO2 emissions at the same time that heating and cooling systems demand is growing due to the climate change. In all these cities, there is the same common denominator: the excess heat produced in the wastewater treatment plants.[..]
The preference of heat pumps in District Energy has to do with many benefits and the fact that this technology is very energy efficient. Most industries are striving to keep energy consumption as low as possible, which is understandable given the rising energy costs.
District heating systems can increase resilience and energy access thanks to their ability to improve the management of electricity demand, reduce the risk of network overloading and adapting to the fossil fuel prices variability obtaining a cost-effective building decarbonization solution for all s[..]
Heat pump design process is performed to obtain the higher efficiency during whole year depending on the heat source employed. With the objective to be considered as renewable energy a heat pump needs to comply with a minimum seasonal coefficient of performance to ensure that its integration will ma[..]
The district heating continuous evolution from the earlier steam networks to actual hot water systems has been the major reconversion step in terms of efficiency. Nowadays, when decarbonization global policies are forcing these old schemes to create a mix for heat generation some fossil fuel technol[..]
District Heating (DH) systems present a high potential for the transition of the heat sector to a decarbonized ecosystem. DH allows the integration of renewable energies, improving the overall energy efficiency and help to the sector coupling. However, many DH systems need to be continuously upgrade[..]
The original design of an absorption chiller is credited to the likes of Ferdinand Carré, Carl Munters and Baltzar Von Platen, renowned scientists who did their works between the 1850s and 1920s. While the products were first produced commercially in 1923, it was only in the 60s that serious product[..]
The role of a district cooling system is to distribute cooling energy from a centralized production plant using an underground pipeline to a district. It is the perfect replacement for older air conditioning systems because of its lower energy consumption, reduced annual maintenance costs, and envir[..]