E3S Web Conf.
Volume 197, 202075th National ATI Congress – #7 Clean Energy for all (ATI 2020)
|Number of page(s)||22|
|Section||Environmental Sustainability and Renewable Energy Sources|
|Published online||22 October 2020|
Adsorption gas Heat Pump fuelled with hydrogen enriched natural gas blends: the analytical simulation model development and validation
Department of Astronautics, Electrical and Energy Engineering (DIAEE), Sapienza University of Rome, Via Eudossiana 18, Rome 00184, Italy
2 Department of Planning, Design, and Technology of Architecture (DPDTA), Sapienza University of Rome, Via Flaminia 72, Rome 00196, Italy
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
This study deals with the implementation of an analytical model to simulate the energy performance associated to a commercial Gas adsorption Heat Pump, when H2NG (Hydrogen Enriched Natural Gas) blends are used as fuel. In detail, a water source heat pump manufactured by Robur (GAHP-WS) has been used as a reference device for building the simulation model within the MATLAB-Simulink environment. Thereafter, the simulation results have been validated by the experimental campaign, testing on field and in actual operating conditions the heat pump. Specifically, the model has been developed by implementing the WaterAmmonia mass and energy balances for each component. It is able to evaluate fuel consumption, efficiency in terms of GUE, required thermal power from the cold heat sink as well as the water outlet temperature at the evaporator, once the heating load is used as the main input. The experimental campaign for the model calibration and validation has been carried out over the winter season. Additionally, the heat pump performance has been detected when it operates to supply hot water at 60 °C and 55 °C, and it is fuelled with growing hydrogen fractions, starting from 0% vol., 5% vol. up to 10% vol. In the end, the standard errors as well as the relative ones affecting the main output parameters have computed for the validation process. From the outcomes it emerges that the average relative standard error related to all load conditions is lower than 2.5% for natural gas operation. On the contrary, it ranges between 2.5% and 4% when H2NG at 5% and 10% by volume have been burnt.
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