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Heat Pumps - Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling Solution

Orhan Ekren

Ege University

A well-qualified researcher in energy and HVAC studies, with over 100 publications and 910 total citations (WOS). Dr. Ekren’s previous affiliations include Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Dokuz Eylul University, and Izmir Institute of Technology, and is a member of the ASHRAE, and TTMD.


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A heat pump is a piece of equipment that uses a thermodynamic cycle for heating and cooling. These systems can be large such as district-scale or small size as building scale. Recently, increasing awareness of global warming based on conventional heating and cooling activities also increased heat pumps' popularity worldwide. Because heat pumps can provide efficient and clean heating and cooling when compared to conventional methods. They can use renewable sources like thermal energy sources such as air, ground, wastewater, etc. Therefore, heat pumps have the potential to reduce building energy consumption which is 80% of total energy consumption. The progress on the heat pumps with the help of new techniques and research will be presented in this book. In this respect, this book will cover but not be limited to using alternative refrigerants, optimization of heat pump operation, modeling, alternative energy sources, waste energy utilization, climate data utilization, regulations, etc.

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Orhan Ekren

Ege University

Dr. Orhan Ekren is Prof. in the Solar Energy Institute at Ege University. He received the M.Sc. degree from the Department of Energy Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey, and Ph.D. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering(Thermodynamics), Turkey. He has been working at Ege University with the 15 years of work experience. He studied as a Postdoc researcher in Southern Illinois University, USA and visiting professor in Cranfield University, UK as well. His main research interests are energy efficiency, energy saving, capacity modulation on refrigeration and HVAC&R systems, heat pumps, renewable heating and cooling, magnetic cooling, integration of renewable energy systems into buildings, optimum sizing of hybrid renewable energy sources(wind/solar etc.), also sustainability in energy and buildings. Dr. Ekren has authored and co-authored 48 international journal papers, 69 national/international conference papers, 13 books and book chapters and also 2 utility models on efficient operation of HVAC&R systems. Therefore, system design and experimental tests and demo studies are in my research scope. He has currently involved several research project funded by national research council (TUBITAK) and EC-FP7 project.

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