Absorption Heating Technologies

Efficient Heating, Heat Recovery and Renewable Energy

  • Wei Wu
  • Xianting Li
  • Tian You

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Wei Wu, Xianting Li, Tian You
    Pages 1-19
  3. Wei Wu, Xianting Li, Tian You
    Pages 21-74
  4. Wei Wu, Xianting Li, Tian You
    Pages 75-108
  5. Wei Wu, Xianting Li, Tian You
    Pages 109-145
  6. Wei Wu, Xianting Li, Tian You
    Pages 147-165
  7. Wei Wu, Xianting Li, Tian You
    Pages 167-210
  8. Wei Wu, Xianting Li, Tian You
    Pages 211-236
  9. Wei Wu, Xianting Li, Tian You
    Pages 237-259
  10. Wei Wu, Xianting Li, Tian You
    Pages 261-266

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive introduction to novel absorption heating technologies for improving the energy efficiency of heating systems. The proposed low-temperature heating systems, based on an air source absorption heat pump (ASAHP), significantly increase heating efficiency and reduce pollution emissions. As the performance of ASAHPs deteriorates at lower ambient/driving temperatures, a series of advanced cycles is used to extend their applicability, with the compression-assisted ASAHP being the most outstanding example. The book discusses the generator-absorber-heat-exchange ASAHP as a promising solution to make the best of high driving temperatures, an aspect that can be improved further via compression. Further, it addresses the ground source absorption heat pump (GSAHP), which eliminates the soil thermal imbalance of the conventional ground source electrical heat pump (GSEHP), and also reduces the number of boreholes . Various hybrid GSAHP systems are proposed to further enhance applicability, efficiency, and economy: these include a combined GSAHP and GSEHP system, as well as ASAHP and GSAHP systems that incorporate design optimizations. In closing, the book explores the merits of novel working fluids and highlights recent advances concerning waste heat and renewable energy utilization.


Absorption Heating Efficient Heating Clean Heating Building Energy Efficiency Emission Reduction Absorption Heat Pump Absorption Heat Transformer Absorption-compression Heat Pump Absorption Heat Exchanger Air Source Ground Source Double Stage Compression-assisted Generator Absorber Heat Exchange Hybrid Heat Pump Soil Thermal Imbalance Borehole Free Cooling Borehole Number Working Fluid Ammonia-water

Authors and affiliations

  • Wei Wu
    • 1
  • Xianting Li
    • 2
  • Tian You
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Energy and EnvironmentCity University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  2. 2.Department of Building ScienceTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of Building Services EngineeringThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-0469-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-0470-9
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Industry Sectors
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences