Mathematical modelling and experimental validation of solar assisted heat pump system

Muttakin, Mahbubul & Amin, Zakaria Mohd. (2014) Mathematical modelling and experimental validation of solar assisted heat pump system. IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 11(2), pp. 32-41.

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Singapore is located at the equator, with abundant supply of solar radiation, relatively high ambient temperature and relative humidity throughout the year. The meteorological conditions of Singapore are favourable for efficient operation of solar energy based systems. Solar assisted heat pump systems are built on the roof-top of National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Engineering. The objectives of this study include the design and performance evaluation of a solar assisted heat-pump system for water desalination, water heating and drying of clothes. Using MATLAB programming language, a 2-dimensional simulation model has been developed to conduct parametric studies on the system. The system shows good prospect to be implemented in both industrial and residential applications and would give new opportunities in replacing conventional energy sources with green renewable energy.

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ID Code: 75075
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Desalination, Heat pump, Simulation, Solar thermal
ISSN: 2278-1684
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 15 Aug 2014 04:39
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2014 22:19

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