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Design and analysis of a novel dual source vapor injection heat pump using exhaust and ambient air (2020)
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Li, J., Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Bai, X., Zhou, J., Badiei, A., …Ma, X. (2021). Design and analysis of a novel dual source vapor injection heat pump using exhaust and ambient air. Energy and Built Environment, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbenv.2020.11.004

A novel dual source vapor injection heat pump (DSVIHP) using exhaust and ambient air is proposed. The air exhausted from the building first releases energy to the medium-pressure evaporator and is then mixed with the ambient air to heat the low-press... Read More about Design and analysis of a novel dual source vapor injection heat pump using exhaust and ambient air.

Economic and environmental analysis of a novel rural house heating and cooling system using a solar-assisted vapour injection heat pump (2020)
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Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Li, J., Li, G., Myers, S., Cheng, Y., …Ma, X. (2020). Economic and environmental analysis of a novel rural house heating and cooling system using a solar-assisted vapour injection heat pump. Applied energy, 275, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115323

An efficient low-carbon system is proposed to meet the heating and cooling demands of rural houses in cold regions. Mini-channel solar panels incorporating a novel multiple-throughout-flowing loop are used for heat collection, whilst a vapour injecti... Read More about Economic and environmental analysis of a novel rural house heating and cooling system using a solar-assisted vapour injection heat pump.

Operational performance of a novel fast-responsive heat storage/exchanging unit (HSEU) for solar heating systems (2019)
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Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Li, J., Cheng, Y., Zhou, J., Yu, M., …Myers, S. (2020). Operational performance of a novel fast-responsive heat storage/exchanging unit (HSEU) for solar heating systems. Renewable energy, 151, 137-151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.11.007

In order for a solar heating system to provide heat immediately after sunrise, a fast response is needed to the heat demand of a serviced space. The majority of existing solar heating systems have a slow response time due to the large volume of water... Read More about Operational performance of a novel fast-responsive heat storage/exchanging unit (HSEU) for solar heating systems.

Experimental and analytic study of a hybrid solar/biomass rural heating system (2019)
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Zhang, X., Yang, J., Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Yan, R., Zhao, J., & Myers, S. (2019). Experimental and analytic study of a hybrid solar/biomass rural heating system. Energy, 116392. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.116392

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd This paper presents a dedicated analytic and experimental study of a hybrid solar/biomass space heating system incorporating a micro-channel solar thermal panels-array, a biomass boiler and a dedicated control algorithm. This syst... Read More about Experimental and analytic study of a hybrid solar/biomass rural heating system.