In this paper, a comprehensive review is performed on hybrid systems using electrical Heat Pumps for Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning systems and Domestic Hot Water production using case studies from 2016 to 2022. This work particularly focuses on studies that investigated systems with electrical Heat Pumps assisted by a gas boiler. Some studies that considered the exploitation of renewable energy sources, but not as a whole sub-stitute for fossil sources, have also been included. In particular, the analysis investigated the layouts of the systems by considering the type and the size of the components, the control methods applied (by distinguishing rule-based control methods and predictive control methods), and the main performance indices used to calculate energy, exergy, environmental and economic performance. Most of the analysed studies demonstrated that the hybrid systems could be very advantageous if the switch or the integration of the two generators is well managed. Nevertheless, the energy and economic performances are very different for each system studied. They are highly influenced by the control strategies implemented and by the objective functions adopted. Furthermore, climate can influence performance while affecting the Coefficient Of Performance of the heat pump and the availability of energy sources. Regarding economic issues, the systems' performances vary according to specific Country tariff structures. The review reported a promising research activity also pursued by manufacturers of components and equipment. Nevertheless, the paper highlights new possible research and development directions.

Beccali M., Bonomolo M., Martorana F., Catrini P., Buscemi A. (2022). Electrical hybrid heat pumps assisted by natural gas boilers: a review [10.1016/j.apenergy.2022.119466].

Electrical hybrid heat pumps assisted by natural gas boilers: a review

Beccali M.
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Bonomolo M.;Martorana F.;Catrini P.;Buscemi A.
2022-09-15

Abstract

In this paper, a comprehensive review is performed on hybrid systems using electrical Heat Pumps for Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning systems and Domestic Hot Water production using case studies from 2016 to 2022. This work particularly focuses on studies that investigated systems with electrical Heat Pumps assisted by a gas boiler. Some studies that considered the exploitation of renewable energy sources, but not as a whole sub-stitute for fossil sources, have also been included. In particular, the analysis investigated the layouts of the systems by considering the type and the size of the components, the control methods applied (by distinguishing rule-based control methods and predictive control methods), and the main performance indices used to calculate energy, exergy, environmental and economic performance. Most of the analysed studies demonstrated that the hybrid systems could be very advantageous if the switch or the integration of the two generators is well managed. Nevertheless, the energy and economic performances are very different for each system studied. They are highly influenced by the control strategies implemented and by the objective functions adopted. Furthermore, climate can influence performance while affecting the Coefficient Of Performance of the heat pump and the availability of energy sources. Regarding economic issues, the systems' performances vary according to specific Country tariff structures. The review reported a promising research activity also pursued by manufacturers of components and equipment. Nevertheless, the paper highlights new possible research and development directions.
15-set-2022
Settore ING-IND/11 - Fisica Tecnica Ambientale
Beccali M., Bonomolo M., Martorana F., Catrini P., Buscemi A. (2022). Electrical hybrid heat pumps assisted by natural gas boilers: a review [10.1016/j.apenergy.2022.119466].
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