Feasibility of using the water from the abandoned and flooded coal mines as an energy resource for space heating

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Athresh, AP;
(2017)

This research project aims to study the feasibility of using the water from the abandoned and flooded coal mines for space heating applications using a Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) in open loop configuration and take a conceptual idea to a commercial deployment level.... View more
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