publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Thermal performance of a solar assisted horizontal ground heat exchanger

Al-Ameen, Y; Ianakiev, A; Evans, R;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2017
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: Italy
Abstract This paper presents an experimental study of a solar assisted horizontal ground heat exchanger system (HGHEs) operating as a daily heat storage unit. Initially, several soils were assessed as sensible heat storage mediums, with sand and gravel selected as the most appropriate. Then, a HGHEs was designed and connected to a 15 m 2 test room with a heating load of 1  kW at Nottingham Trent University. Heating cables, simulating solar input, were used to heat the soil in the HGHEs to 70 °C, then a heat transfer fluid (HTF), was circulated through a closed loop heat exchanger to extract the stored heat. The parameters of soil backfill and HTF mass flow rate ...
free text keywords: Mass flow rate, Heat capacity, Waste management, Sensible heat, Engineering, business.industry, business, Plate heat exchanger, Heat recovery ventilation, Thermal energy storage, Heat exchanger, Thermal
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