Feasibility study of heat pumps for waste heat recovery in industry

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Hibbard, Andrew en_ZA
dc.contributor.author De Waal, Devin en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-28T14:39:50Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-28T14:39:50Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation De Waal, D. 2012. Feasibility study of heat pumps for waste heat recovery in industry. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10324
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract A case study was thus carried out at an applicable local industry (brewery) to assess the feasibility of implementing the heat pump for waste heat recovery. Through analysis, the focus was narrowed down from a site wide audit, to a departmental breakdown and then eventually to a specific process; the wort boiler. Three different alternatives were investigated and the performance and economic viability compared; a simple waste heat recovery solution involving a vapour condenser (vq, a mechanical vapour recompression (MVR) heat pump and a thermal vapour recompression (TVR) heat pump. It was found that the MVR system yielded the greatest energy savings, followed by the VC and then the TVR system. All three systems had positive rates of return, with the VC and TVR systems being tied for first place. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Sustainable Energy Engineering en_ZA
dc.title Feasibility study of heat pumps for waste heat recovery in industry en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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