Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Advances in Heat Pump Technology

S. M. Sohel Murshed

University of Lisbon


Operational Principle Theory Refrigerants Performance Air Heat Pumps Water Heat Pumps Geothermal Heat Pumps Absorption Heat Pumps Recent Advances Heat Pump Applications Socio-Economic Impact Environmental Impacts

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During the past decade heat pump technology has received tremendous interest from the researchers, engineers and manufacturers and great progress has been made particularly in its energy performance and applications. Heat pump which controls temperature by transferring heat (without generating heat) is an energy saving multipurpose technology. For instance, heat pump technology provides an energy efficient way for space (building) heating/cooling. Due to its long term cost-effective performance and applications in various sectors the global market of heat pumps is expanding rapidly. However, despite its well-known working principles and energy saving capabilities, its full potentials are not yet reached and recognized widely for the betterment of the human being as well as for the environment.
This book intends to cover a wide range of important areas of heat pump technology starting from fundamentals, theories, performance to advanced applications. It will also present a state of the art in research and development of heat pumps, their performance and impact in various sectors like social, economic and environment.
The book will be of great interest to engineers, researchers, graduate students, and manufacturers whose study/work/business involves heat pumps.

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Date completed: November 20th 2019

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Deadline for chapter proposals: December 11th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: February 9th 2020

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Review results due: April 29th 2020

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Expected publication date: June 28th 2020

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S. M. Sohel Murshed

University of Lisbon

Dr. S. M. Sohel Murshed is a professor of Thermofluids and Energy Conversion Technologies at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) of the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore in 2007. Previously, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at universities in Singapore and the USA. He has so far authored/co-authored 8 books, 23 book chapters, and more than 130 papers in leading international journals and conferences. He has Google Scholar Citations of 5290 with h-index of 27 and several of his papers have been classified as highly cited papers by ISI Web of Science. He is a Portugal national delegate to the management committee of a European COST action on nanofluids and also serves as a group leader of the Action. He is an Editor of the Journal of Nanofluids since 2012 and is an Associate Editor of Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (Springer). He is also a board member of several other international journals. His main research interests include nanofluids, ionanofluids, micro- and nanoscale heat transfer, thermophysical properties of fluids, nanomaterials-fluids systems, heat exchangers, microfluidics, advanced energy, and cooling technologies.

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