Thermoacoustic-stirling heat pump for domestic applications

Srinivas Vanapalli*, M. E H Tijani, Simon Spoelstra

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Abstract

Domestic heating contributes to a significant amount of energy usage in the Netherlands. Due to scare energy resources, attention to develop new and efficient technologies is increasing. At ECN, a burner driven heat pump employing thermoacoustic technology is being developed for possible applications in households and offices. The desired temperature lift is from 10 °C to 80 °C. As a first step the heat pump is driven by a linear motor. Measurements and performance analysis of the heat pump are presented in this paper. The heat pump has a coefficient of performance which is the ratio of heat produced to the work input of 1.38 when operating between 10 °C to 80 °C. The performance relative to maximum possible Carnot value is 26.5 %.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting Collocated with 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, FEDSM2010
Pages111-116
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, EFESM 2010 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 1 Aug 20105 Aug 2010
Conference number: 3

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FEDSM
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0888-8116

Conference

ConferenceASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, EFESM 2010
Abbreviated titleEFESM
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period1/08/105/08/10
OtherCollocated with 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels

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