Geothermal Heat Pump and Energy Recovery Applications
ASHRAE Technical Committee 6.8

Meetings Information

Houston Meeting, January 23 - 27, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Seminar   (Intermediate) Room:

Design and Implementation of Solar-Assisted Geothermal Systems: From A to Z

  • Track: Fundamentals and Applications 

Chair:          TBA       .

Technical Committee: 6.8 Geothermal Heat Pump and Energy Recovery Application

 Application description




Wednesday, January 24, 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Conference Paper Session 15 (INTERMEDIATE) Room: Palmer House Hilton - Honore

Contemporary Heat Pump Methods

  • Track: Heat Exchange Equipment
Chair:  Philip Agee, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Contemporary Heat Pumps have various applications in commercial and residential buildings and can differ greatly based on the fuel source (electric, gas, and geothermal) and cooling/heating loads.  The overall effectiveness of these systems can be applied to traditional space loads as well as water heating needs.  The analytical data shared in this session covers the potential of using underground railway adjacent soil as an energy source, the impact of gas fired units on system efficiency for a northern climate library, application of inverter-driven units for low load residences, and application of space and domestic water heating for residential applications.Direct expansion ground source heat pump (DX-GSHP) technology uses refrigerant as primary working fluid in ground heat exchangers (GHE). It is the oldest type of ground coupled heat pump and potentially the most efficient vapor compression-based air conditioning systems that are not commonly used due to several design and operational issues. This seminar covers the history and status of DX-GSHP, operational issues, ongoing studies on trends in GHE design and use of natural refrigerants and common myths surrounding DX-GSHP technology.

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