Study into a small-scale water-driven domestic heat pump: Design and performance analysis

Yilbas B., AlGarni A., Sahin A. Z.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.18, no.8, pp.951-963, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908319608908824
  • Journal Name: ENERGY SOURCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Applied Science & Technology Source, Environment Index, Public Affairs Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.951-963
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A heat pump of domestic capacity and applicable for a wafer-powered system is studied. A design of the necessary parts is carried out, and realization of the heat pump system is achieved. In realization of the system, output power of a small-scale water turbine is considered, and an electrical motor requiring similar power is employed. The estimation of capital cost and payback period is not included in the study.