A key review of wastewater source heat pump (WWSHP) systems


Hepbasli A., Biyik E., EKREN O. , GÜNERHAN H. , Araz M.

ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, vol.88, pp.700-722, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 88
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.enconman.2014.08.065
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.700-722

Abstract

Heat pumps (HPs) are part of the environmentally friendly technologies using renewable energy and have been utilized in the developed countries for years. Wastewater is seen as a renewable heat source for HPs. At the beginning of the 1980s, waste (sewage) water source heat pumps (WWSHPs) were widely applied in North European countries like Sweden and Norway and partially applied in China. In the past two decades, the WWSHP has become increasingly popular due to its advantages of relatively higher energy utilization efficiency and environmental protection.