The 70 papers collected in this volume present an up to date review of the trends in heat pump technology. The heat pump is reviewed both as being part of a more comprehensive system, and as a refined device providing energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions. Its implementation in a system or process must be carefully considered at an early stage of design or development, and process integration is discussed in detail as a valuable tool for industry. The heat pump is proving to be a highly effective energy conserving tool, particularly when designed and used as an integral part of a system. Environmental benefits are gained when energy is conserved, and heat pumps can make a major contribution in this area. However, some heat pumps use working fluids which are environmentally unfriendly, and the progress that has been made in the field of alternative refrigerants is reported on. The volume will prove an indispensable reference source on the wide-ranging applications that have been developed since the last international conference, on such topics as heat pump field trials, pilot plants and development programmes.

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(Abbreviated.) Sessions: 1. Opening Plenary Session. Summary of keynote address "environment" (R.M. Shende). Future vision of heat pump technology and global environment (Y. Makise). 2. Environmental Overview. Thermodynamics for the ininitiated; The concept of qualilty as an important factor in energy policy (B.A. Kleinbloesem). Environmental overview: CFC and HCFC regulatory update (J.W. Reed). Key factors in phasing out ozone depleting substances (F.A. Vogelsberg, S.C. Gidumal). Global warming and heat pumps (J.W.J. Bouma). Incentives and the value of avoided environmental problems (T. Jones). 3. New Refrigerant Technology Status. Refrigerants of new generation (K. Fujiwara). North American efforts to identify replacements for HCFC-22 (M.S. Menzer). Retrofit with new refrigerants (M. Kaneshima). Experiences from applications of 'New' refrigerants (E. Granryd, P. Rohlin). The need for, and availability of, working fluid property data: Results from annexes XIII and XVIII (M. McLinden, L. Vamling). 4. Technology Advances. Heat pumps for widespread use are available today! (P. Göricke). Exhaust air heat pumps experiences (M. Fehrm). Integrated heat pumps - advance in systems and equipment (W. Reedy). Advanced control - control technology for residential airconditioners in Japan (M. Sakamoto). Process integration of industrial heat pumps (E. Wallin, T. Berntsson). An overview of current high temperature heat pump technology (J.W. Linton, W.K. Snelson). 5. Markets Electric Drive Heat Pumps. Microprocessor controlled heat pumps, airhandling control, remote diagnosis capabilities (R. Lotz). Expanding the limits: Heat pump technology and markets in North America (A. Lannus). Market trends and forecast of electric driven heat pump in Asia/Japan (Y. Ikemoto). Electric driven heat pumps in Central and Eastern Europe (J. Zaugg). 6. Thermally Driven Heat Pumps. Development


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