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Advances in Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081003114, 9780081003220

Advances in Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems

1st Edition

Editor: Simon Rees
Paperback ISBN: 9780081003114
eBook ISBN: 9780081003220
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 12th May 2016
Page Count: 482
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Advances in Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems relates the latest information on source heat pumps (GSHPs), the types of heating and/or cooling systems that transfer heat from, or to, the ground, or, less commonly, a body of water.

As one of the fastest growing renewable energy technologies, they are amongst the most energy efficient systems for space heating, cooling, and hot water production, with significant potential for a reduction in building carbon emissions.

The book provides an authoritative overview of developments in closed loop GSHP systems, surface water, open loop systems, and related thermal energy storage systems, addressing the different technologies and component methods of analysis and optimization, among other subjects. Chapters on building integration and hybrid systems complete the volume.

Key Features

  • Provides the geological aspects and building integration covered together in one convenient volume
  • Includes chapters on hybrid systems
  • Presents carefully selected chapters that cover areas in which there is significant ongoing research
  • Addresses geothermal heat pumps in both heating and cooling modes


Professional scientists, engineers and postgraduate researchers involved in the development, design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of renewable heating and cooling systems.

Table of Contents

1. An introduction to ground-source heat pump technology
S.J. Rees

Part One Closed-loop systems
2. Vertical borehole ground heat exchanger design methods
J.D. Spitler, M. Bernier
3. Calculation of borehole thermal resistance
S. Javed, J.D Spitler
4. In situ estimation of ground thermal properties
H.J.L. Witte
5. Horizontal and compact ground heat exchangers
S.J. Rees
6. Analytical methods for thermal analysis of vertical ground heat exchangers
Z. Fang, M. Li, K. Zhu
7. Energy geostructures
K. Soga, Y. Rui

Part Two Open-loop systems and energy storage
8. Surface water heat pump systems
J.D. Spitler, M.S. Mitchell
9. Open-loop heat pump and thermal energy storage systems
A.L. Snijders, B.C. Drijver
10. Standing column wells
P. Pasquier, A. Nguyen, F.Eppner, D. Marcotte, P. Baudron
11. Borehole thermal energy storage
S. Gehlin

Part Three Building integration and hybrid systems
12. Hybrid ground-source heat pump systems
Y. Kim, J.S. Lee, S.W. Jeon
13. New trends and developments in ground-source heat pumps
J.M. Corberan
14. Heat pump modelling
C.P. Underwood
15. Geothermally activated building structures
L. Helsen


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About the Editor

Simon Rees

Dr Simon Rees is Associate Professor in Building Physics in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds, UK. He has been active in ground source heat pump research since joining Oklahoma State University (headquarters of the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association) in 1998 and has published more than fifty papers on GSHP and building energy simulation topics. His work focusses on modelling ground heat exchanger devices and whole system performance analysis. He participates in the European Geothermal Energy Council and EU Renewable Heating and Cooling Technology Panel concerned with shallow geothermal systems and is a regular speaker at UK Ground Source Heat Pump Association research seminars.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Leeds, UK

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