Investigation of shallow geothermal potentials for different types of ground source heat pump systems (GSHP) of Wuhan city in China

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Luo J, Luo Z, Xie J, Xia D, Huang W, Shao H, Xiang W, Rohn J
Journal: Renewable Energy
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 118
Pages range: 230-244
ISSN: 0960-1481


Abstract


To ensure techno-economically suitable installation of ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems, thermal and hydrogeological properties of the subsoil need to be investigated. In this paper, the geothermal potential for three types of GSHP installations in the urban area of Wuhan city is assessed based on preliminary geological investigations. The potential for shallow geothermal energy is evaluated for surface water heat pump systems (SWHP), groundwater heat pump systems (GWHP) and ground coupled heat exchanger heat pump systems (GCHP). The mapped shallow geothermal potentials provide essential information for the installation of GSHPs and for the management of geothermal resources of Wuhan city. Furthermore, the heat transfer rates for some typical configured borehole heat exchanger (BHE) are tested by field Thermal Response Tests (TRT). In order to understand the techno-economic feasibility of the GSHPs, different types of the installed systems are measured and analyzed. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Rohn, Joachim Prof. Dr.
Professur für Angewandte Geologie


External institutions
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH (UFZ)
State Key Laboratory of Biogeology and Environmental Geology, CUG
Wuhan Geomatic Institute


How to cite

APA:
Luo, J., Luo, Z., Xie, J., Xia, D., Huang, W., Shao, H.,... Rohn, J. (2018). Investigation of shallow geothermal potentials for different types of ground source heat pump systems (GSHP) of Wuhan city in China. Renewable Energy, 118, 230-244. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2017.11.017

MLA:
Luo, Jin, et al. "Investigation of shallow geothermal potentials for different types of ground source heat pump systems (GSHP) of Wuhan city in China." Renewable Energy 118 (2018): 230-244.

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