Heat Pumps

  • Alessandro Di PretoroEmail author
  • Flavio Manenti
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


Heat pumps are widespread units employed in the daily life whether a consistent amount of energy is available at a low enthalpic level (i.e. not suitable temperature). Their particular efficiency is shown by mean of a practical example where heat balances and operating conditions are thoroughly discussed. The sizing of each unit (evaporator, condenser and compressor) follows the process design in order to provide a complete overview.


Refrigeration cycle Vapor compression Heating COP 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CMICPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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