Thermodynamic analysis of chemical heat pumps

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Obermeier J, Müller K, Arlt W
Journal: Energy
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2015
Volume: 88
Pages range: 489-496
ISSN: 0360-5442


Thermal energy storages and heat pump units represent an important part of high efficient renewable energy systems. By using thermally driven, reversible chemical reactions a combination of thermal energy storage and heat pump can be realized. The influences of thermophysical properties of the involved components on the efficiency of a heat pump cycle is analysed and the relevance of the thermodynamic driving force is worked out. In general, the behaviour of energetic and exergetic efficiency is contrary. In a real cycle, higher enthalpies of reaction decrease the energetic efficiency but increase the exergetic efficiency. Higher enthalpies of reaction allow for lower offsets from equilibrium state for a default thermodynamic driving force of the reaction. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Arlt, Wolfgang Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
Müller, Karsten PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
Obermeier, Jonas
Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik

How to cite

Obermeier, J., Müller, K., & Arlt, W. (2015). Thermodynamic analysis of chemical heat pumps. Energy, 88, 489-496.

Obermeier, Jonas, Karsten Müller, and Wolfgang Arlt. "Thermodynamic analysis of chemical heat pumps." Energy 88 (2015): 489-496.


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