Heat Recovery in Thermal Baths. Pinch Analysis Leads to Optimal Heat Pump Usage.
Pinch analysis is a powerful analysis and design methodology for the integration of thermal processes. Although originally developed for and applied to continuous industrial processes, pinch analysis can be equally beneficial when applied to buildings. In this article, the retrofit of a heat recovery scheme in a thermal bathing resort is discussed, with pinch analysis used to optimize the placement of a heat pumps and the operating temperatures of the supply manifolds.
Record created on 2005-08-08, modified on 2016-08-08