Thesis / Dissertation

Direct geothermal energy: reducing the poultry industries’ carbon footprint

Yu Zhou, Guillermo Narsilio (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

A Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) system is a type of highly efficient renewable energy system which utilizes the ground as the heat source when heating and as the heat sink when cooling. Since the initial installation cost of GSHP systems can be relatively high, hybrid GSHP systems can be designed to reduce the initial cost by coupling with other energy technologies, including solar technology. One promising area where hybrid GSHP systems can be applied to is in the rural industries which has high requirement for heating and lack of reticulated gas infrastructure and land availability. This research aims to contribute to the development of hybrid GSHP system with horizontal ground heat excha..

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