Heat Pumps and their Contribution to Energy Conservation

Heat Pumps and their Contribution to Energy Conservation

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1976)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401175739
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 03/11/2012
Series: Nato Science Series E: , #15
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1976
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Opening Remarks.- The present urgent need for a better management of energy resources.- Energy economics and exergy — Comparison of different heating systems based on the theory of exergy.- Basic principles of thermodynamics as applied to heat pumps: Thermodynamic cycles in heat pumps.- Development of thermal prime movers for heat pump drive.- Industrial applications of heat pumps.- Air drying by heat pumps with special reference to timber drying.- Considerations concerning the large-scale use of heat pumps.- Potential of air-to-air heat pumps for energy conservation in residential buildings.- Temperature levels of heat generation in connection with heat transportation. Technical and economic aspects of long-distance heat conveyance and distribution.- Heating of greenhouses by waste heat of power stations.- Solar energy — research and application.- List of contributors.

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