HEAT PUMP RESEARCH CARRIED OUT BY THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
CEC heat pump research is executed in a four year Non-Nuclear Energy R and D Programme running from 1985 to 1988; at present 22 heat pump projects are being carried out. This programme has two main objectives : + Reduce the cost and improve efficiency of heat pumps for domestic and commercial heating applications in order to achieve economic feasibility and bring about a breakthrough on this market which consumes 26% of the primary energy in the E.C. + Develop industrial heat pumps which can produce heat up to 300 degrees C. Research to achieve the first objective for compressor heat pumps is aiming at the use of fluid mixtures, development of more efficient and cheap compressors, of oil free compressors, better control and development of efficient low pollution combustion engines. Work on absorption heat pumps is mainly focussed on fluid pairs and on the development of cheap and efficient heat exchangers. Research on high temperature industrial heat pumps is carried out along several lines. For compressor heat pumps, fluid mixtures for high temperatures (180 degrees C) are being investigated. For high temperature absorption heat pumps, work is focussed on new fluid pairs and on the study, construction and testing of different cycles (absorption heat pumps, heat transformers and other cycles). Finally, the possibility to develop solid - fluid absorption heat pumps up to 300 degrees C (solid - fluid combinations, reactor, heat exchangers) is systematically explored.
Bibliographic Reference: IEA HEAT PUMP CONFERENCE, ORLANDO, FLORIDA (USA), APRIL 28-30, 1987 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 33109 ORA
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Record Number: 1989125041900 / Last updated on: 1987-07-01
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