This book contains the texts of the lectures which were givenat the Nato Advanced Study Institute on Advanced Heat Pumns which was heldat Espinho, Portugal in September 1980. Aprevious NATO Advanced Study Institute on the topic of heat pumps had been held in 1975. The significance of heat pumps with respect to energy conservation was the main topic of this Institute. In 1980it was felt that considerable research had to be done in order to be able to produce more energy efficient, less costly and more widely ap~licableheat ~umos. This requires a good understanding of the functioning of the types of heat pumps available. The simultaneous coverage of the basic funda mentals of heat pumps of different drive in one lecture series therefore was the goal of the 1980 Advanced Study Institute. Only a few lectures were devoted to heat pump applications. The lectures on heat pump applications were intended to ~ive only a short overview. They were supplemented by lectures on the latest developments on vapour compression as well as sorption systems.
Table of ContentsEnergy analysis Thermodynamic performance criteria.- Principles of vapor compression heat pumps.- Vapour compression heat pump fluids properties and selection.- Calculation and optimization of condensers and evaporators for heat pumps.- Heat pump compressors.- Heat pump modeling, simulation and design.- Prime movers for vapour compression heat pumps.- Heat pump operating with a non-azeotropic fluid mixture.- Developments in vapour compression heat pumps.- The industrial application of heat pumps.- Domestic heat pump applications.- Thermodynamics of mixtures and elementary processes in absorption heat pumps.- Theoretical cycles of absorption heat pumps.- Absorption heat transformer cycles.- Working substances for absorption heat pumps and transformers.- Heat pump absorbers.- Absorption heat pump generators.- Absorption heat pump design.- Resorption heat pumps.- Absorption heat pump developments.