About the book
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.