Numerical Simulation of a Magnetocaloric Heat Pump for Domestic Hot Water Production in Residential Buildings

Hicham Johra, Konstantin Filonenko*, Anna Joanna Marszal-Pomianowska, Per Kvols Heiselberg, Christian Veje, Stefano Dall'Olio, Kurt Engelbrecht, C.R.H. Bahl

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Abstract

Previous studies showed that magnetocaloric heat pump,
based on the active magnetic regenerator technology,
can be used for space heating of low energy buildings.
This innovative solution has performances comparable
to conventional vapour-compression systems. However,
magnetocaloric heat pumps have limited temperature
span between heat source and heat sink. That
compromises their use for high temperature span
purposes such as domestic hot water production. To
overcome this issue, the authors suggest a cascading
configuration of several magnetocaloric heat pumps. The
results of the current numerical study show that such
cascading network can provide for the hot water needs of
a single-family house with coefficient of performance
which is similar to conventional heat pump systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Building Simulation 2019 : 16th Conference of IBPSA
EditorsV. Corrado, E. Fabrizio, A. Gasparella, F. Patuzzi
PublisherInternational Building Performance Simulation Association
Publication date2020
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7750520-1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event16th IBPSA International Conference and Exhibition Building Simulation - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2. Sep 20194. Sep 2019
http://buildingsimulation2019.org

Conference

Conference16th IBPSA International Conference and Exhibition Building Simulation
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period02/09/201904/09/2019
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the International Building Performance Simulation Association
ISSN2522-2708

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