INdustrial Thermal Energy Reuse Enabled by Sorption heaTpumps
Solutions developedThe EU-funded INTEREST project will study hybrid heat pumps – systems that combine adsorption and compression. In particular, it will screen potential thermo-chemical sorbents with high energy density and model hybrid heat pump operation. Finally, it will test a pair of resorption reactors that can operate over 1 000 cycles without losing reactivity. These will be integrated with compression heat pumps.
Main resultsThe project objectives are elaborated as follows:
1. Screen potential thermo-chemical sorbents with higher energy density through comprehensive review, develop and test the promising composite materials.
2. Develop a transient model for hybrid resorption heat pumps.
3. Design, construct and test a pair of resorption reactors that can operate over 1000+ cycles without noticeable loss of reactivity, and to be integrated with compressor for completing resorption system.
4. Conduct techno-economic analysis of hybrid heat pump for real industrial application.