The Energy Conservation Potential of Using Phase Change Materials as Thermal Mass Material for Air Source Heat Pump Driven Underfloor Heating System in a Building

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Improved energy efficiency in buildings is the key element to reduce the
greenhouse gas emissions while contributing to energy security. Underfloor
heating is a more efficient and economical method for home heating with
improved thermal comfort than any other heating methods. Due to the lowtemperature heating source requirement the underfloor heating is widely
accepted as the most efficient form of heating. Heat pumps are energyefficient equipment to provide low-temperature heat source which is
suitable for underfloor heating applications. Phase-change materials
(PCMs) are attractive for use in thermal energy store for underfloor heating
applications due to their high-energy storage density over a small
temperature range, therefore allowing the air source heat pump to operate
during winter warmer afternoon ambient air conditions or in an electricity
tariff management mode. A numerical simulation model has been validated
and used to analyse the thermal performance of PCM-layered underfloor
heating under different heating modes. Different layouts of the underfloor
heating pipes with PCMs as floor mass material were analysed for realistic
diurnal temperature boundary conditions and temperature distribution was
predicted
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Clean Energy
Subtitle of host publicationNovel Systems and Applications
EditorsIbrahim Dincer
Pages209-227
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Fingerprint

Air source heat pumps
Phase change materials
Energy conservation
Heating
Energy security
Thermal comfort
Hot Temperature
Thermal energy
Gas emissions
Energy storage
Energy efficiency
Temperature distribution
Pipe
Boundary conditions
Pumps
Temperature
Computer simulation

Cite this

@inbook{ce61bbe7e6da406694ce55c951db13eb,
title = "The Energy Conservation Potential of Using Phase Change Materials as Thermal Mass Material for Air Source Heat Pump Driven Underfloor Heating System in a Building",
abstract = "Improved energy efficiency in buildings is the key element to reduce thegreenhouse gas emissions while contributing to energy security. Underfloorheating is a more efficient and economical method for home heating withimproved thermal comfort than any other heating methods. Due to the lowtemperature heating source requirement the underfloor heating is widelyaccepted as the most efficient form of heating. Heat pumps are energyefficient equipment to provide low-temperature heat source which issuitable for underfloor heating applications. Phase-change materials(PCMs) are attractive for use in thermal energy store for underfloor heatingapplications due to their high-energy storage density over a smalltemperature range, therefore allowing the air source heat pump to operateduring winter warmer afternoon ambient air conditions or in an electricitytariff management mode. A numerical simulation model has been validatedand used to analyse the thermal performance of PCM-layered underfloorheating under different heating modes. Different layouts of the underfloorheating pipes with PCMs as floor mass material were analysed for realisticdiurnal temperature boundary conditions and temperature distribution waspredicted",
author = "M Huang and Neil Hewitt",
year = "2015",
language = "English",
isbn = "978-3-319-17030-5",
volume = "2",
pages = "209--227",
editor = "Ibrahim Dincer",
booktitle = "Progress in Clean Energy",

}

The Energy Conservation Potential of Using Phase Change Materials as Thermal Mass Material for Air Source Heat Pump Driven Underfloor Heating System in a Building. / Huang, M; Hewitt, Neil.

Progress in Clean Energy: Novel Systems and Applications. ed. / Ibrahim Dincer. Vol. 2 2015. p. 209-227.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

TY - CHAP

T1 - The Energy Conservation Potential of Using Phase Change Materials as Thermal Mass Material for Air Source Heat Pump Driven Underfloor Heating System in a Building

AU - Huang, M

AU - Hewitt, Neil

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - Improved energy efficiency in buildings is the key element to reduce thegreenhouse gas emissions while contributing to energy security. Underfloorheating is a more efficient and economical method for home heating withimproved thermal comfort than any other heating methods. Due to the lowtemperature heating source requirement the underfloor heating is widelyaccepted as the most efficient form of heating. Heat pumps are energyefficient equipment to provide low-temperature heat source which issuitable for underfloor heating applications. Phase-change materials(PCMs) are attractive for use in thermal energy store for underfloor heatingapplications due to their high-energy storage density over a smalltemperature range, therefore allowing the air source heat pump to operateduring winter warmer afternoon ambient air conditions or in an electricitytariff management mode. A numerical simulation model has been validatedand used to analyse the thermal performance of PCM-layered underfloorheating under different heating modes. Different layouts of the underfloorheating pipes with PCMs as floor mass material were analysed for realisticdiurnal temperature boundary conditions and temperature distribution waspredicted

AB - Improved energy efficiency in buildings is the key element to reduce thegreenhouse gas emissions while contributing to energy security. Underfloorheating is a more efficient and economical method for home heating withimproved thermal comfort than any other heating methods. Due to the lowtemperature heating source requirement the underfloor heating is widelyaccepted as the most efficient form of heating. Heat pumps are energyefficient equipment to provide low-temperature heat source which issuitable for underfloor heating applications. Phase-change materials(PCMs) are attractive for use in thermal energy store for underfloor heatingapplications due to their high-energy storage density over a smalltemperature range, therefore allowing the air source heat pump to operateduring winter warmer afternoon ambient air conditions or in an electricitytariff management mode. A numerical simulation model has been validatedand used to analyse the thermal performance of PCM-layered underfloorheating under different heating modes. Different layouts of the underfloorheating pipes with PCMs as floor mass material were analysed for realisticdiurnal temperature boundary conditions and temperature distribution waspredicted

UR - https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-17031-2

M3 - Chapter

SN - 978-3-319-17030-5

VL - 2

SP - 209

EP - 227

BT - Progress in Clean Energy

A2 - Dincer, Ibrahim

ER -