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Temperatures and Heat Flows in a Soil Enclosing a Slinky Horizontal Heat Exchanger
AbstractTemperature changes and heat flows in soils that host “slinky”-type horizontal heat exchangers are complex, but need to be understood if robust quantification of the thermal energy available to a ground-source heat pump is to be achieved. Of particular interest is the capacity of the thermal energy content of the soil to regenerate when the heat exchangers are not operating. Analysis of specific heat flows and the specific thermal energy regime within the soil, including that captured by the heat-exchangers, has been characterised by meticulous measurements. These reveal that high concentrations of antifreeze mix in the heat-transfer fluid of the heat exchanger have an adverse impact on heat flows discharged into the soil.
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Neuberger, P.; Adamovský, R.; Šeďová, M. Temperatures and Heat Flows in a Soil Enclosing a Slinky Horizontal Heat Exchanger. Energies 2014, 7, 972-987.View more citation formats
Neuberger P, Adamovský R, Šeďová M. Temperatures and Heat Flows in a Soil Enclosing a Slinky Horizontal Heat Exchanger. Energies. 2014; 7(2):972-987.Chicago/Turabian Style
Neuberger, Pavel; Adamovský, Radomír; Šeďová, Michaela. 2014. "Temperatures and Heat Flows in a Soil Enclosing a Slinky Horizontal Heat Exchanger." Energies 7, no. 2: 972-987.