New multi-energy sources coupling a low-temperature sustainable central heating system with a multifunctional relay energy station

Fangtian Sun, Xiaoqing Zhao, Wanqing Xu, Zhicheng Wang, Yonghua Xie

Article ID: 2188
Vol 6, Issue 2, 2023

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Abstract


Due to the short cost-effective heat transportation distance, the existing geothermal heating technologies cannot be used to develop deep hydrothermal-type geothermal fields situated far away from urban areas. To solve the problem, a new multi-energy source coupling a low-temperature sustainable central heating system with a multifunctional relay energy station is put forward. As for the proposed central heating system, a compression heat pump integrated with a heat exchanger in the heating substation and a gas-fired water/lithium bromide single-effect absorption heat pump in the multifunctional relay energy station are used to lower the return temperature of the primary network step by step. The proposed central heating system is analyzed using thermodynamics and economics, and matching relationships between the design temperature of the return water and the main line length of the primary network are discussed. The studied results indicate that, as for the proposed central heating system, the cost-effective main line length of the primary network can approach 33.8 km, and the optimal design return temperature of the primary network is 23 . Besides, the annual coefficient of performance and annual energy efficiency of the proposed central heating system are about 3.01 and 42.7%, respectively.


Keywords


low temperature central heating; hydrothermal type geothermal energy; compression heat pump; absorption heat pump; multifunctional relay energy station; multi-energy coupled operation

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