Heat Pumps

Fundamentals and Applications

  • Walter Grassi

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


The text describes the main features of currently available heat pumps, focusing on system operation and interactions with external heat sources. In fact, before choosing a heat pump, several aspects must be assessed in detail: the actual climate of the installation site, the building’s energy requirements, the heating system, the type of operation etc. After discussing the general working principles, the book describes the main components of compression machines – for EHPs, GHPs and CO2 heat pumps. It then addresses absorption heat pumps and provides additional details on the behavior of two-fluid mixtures. The book presents a performance comparison for the different types, helping designers choose the right one for their needs, and discusses the main refrigerants. Notes on helpful additional literature, websites and videos, also concerning relevant European regulations, round out the coverage. This book will be of interest to all engineers and technicians whose work involves heat pumps. It will also benefit students in energy engineering degree programs who want to deepen their understanding of heat pumps.


Energy Efficiency Renewable Sources Water Sources Energy Savings Heating Pump Technology Compression Heat Pumps Heat Transfer Thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter Grassi
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  1. 1.Department of Energy, Systems, Territory and Construction EngineeringUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-62198-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62199-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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