1st Edition

Heating and Cooling with Ground-Source Heat Pumps in Cold and Moderate Climates Design Principles, Potential Applications and Case Studies

By Vasile Minea Copyright 2022
    442 Pages 156 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Heating and Cooling with Ground-Source Heat Pumps in Cold and Moderate Climates: Design Principles, Potential Applications and Case Studies focuses on applications and cases studies of ground-source heat pumps in moderate and cold climates. It details technical aspects (such as materials, thermal fluid carriers and pumping, and drilling/trenching technologies), as well as the most common and uncommon application fields for basic system configurations. The principles of system integrations and applications in moderate and cold climates (such as hybrid, solar-assisted, thermo-syphon, foundation, mines, snow melting, district heating and cooling ground-source heat pump systems, etc.) are also presented, each followed by case studies.

    • Based on the author's more than 30 years of technical experience
    • Discusses ground-source heat pump technologies that can be successfully applied in moderate and cold climates
    • Presents several case studies, including successful energy results, as well as the main lessons learned

    This work is aimed at designers of HVAC systems, as well as geological, mechanical, and chemical engineers implementing environmentally-friendly heating and cooling technologies for buildings.

    1. Introduction. 2. Outline of Building Heating and Cooling Loads. 3. Conventional Building HVAC Systems. 4. Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems. 5. Vertical Closed-Loop (Indirect) Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems. 6. Horizontal Closed-Loop (Indirect) Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems. 7. Open-Loop Groundwater Heat Pump Systems. 8. Surface Water Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems. 9. Direct Expansion Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems. 10. Building Internal Distribution Systems. 11. Future R&D Requirements.


    Vasile Minea is a PhD graduate of civil, industrial and agricultural installation engineering from the Bucharest Technical Construction University, Romania. He worked as a professor at that university for more than 15 years, teaching courses such as HVAC systems for civil, agricultural, and industrial buildings, as well as thermodynamics, heat transfer, and refrigeration. During this period, his R&D works focused on heat exchangers, heat pump and heat recovery systems, development and experimentation of advanced compression-absorption/ resorption heat pumps concepts, as well as on the usage of solar energy for comfort cooling processes and industrial cold and ice production. Since 1987, Dr. Minea has been working as a scientist researcher at the Hydro-Qu├ębec Research Institute, Canada. His research activity mainly focuses on residential and commercial HVAC systems, industrial refrigeration, geothermal heat pump systems, heat recovery technologies, low-enthalpy power generation cycles, and heat pump drying.