Second law analysis of an experimental domestic scale co-generation plant incorporating a heat pump

Authors
Citation
Ma. Smith et Pc. Few, Second law analysis of an experimental domestic scale co-generation plant incorporating a heat pump, APPL TH ENG, 21(1), 2001, pp. 93-110
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Mechanical Engineering
Journal title
APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING
ISSN journal
1359-4311 → ACNP
Volume
21
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
93 - 110
Database
ISI
SICI code
1359-4311(200101)21:1<93:SLAOAE>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
The incorporation of a heat pump within a domestic scale combined heat and power plant (CHP/HP) overcomes many problems associated with domestic scale CHP. This paper discusses the development of the CHP/HP concept and descri bes the construction of an experimental plant. Exergy analysis is employed to examine the plant performance to indicate areas of improvement that coul d not be identified by first law analysis alone. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.