23 September 2011

ENERGY RECYCLING UTILIZATION SYSTEM USING CHEMICAL HEAT PUMP CONTAINER


From the viewpoints of energy and resource problems, an effective energy
utilization system for wide area energy management using chemical heat pump container
(CHPC) is proposed. In this system, waste heat at factory area is stored as chemical energy
in the CHPC. The stored heat is transported with almost no heat loss by the CHPC
transportation using truck, train, ship etc. At heat supply area, the stored heat is upgraded to
higher temperature heat for heating or lower temperature heat for cooling/refrigerating
without adding extra energy by the chemical heat pump function. In this study, the simulation
on local recycling energy system using CHPC for wide Tokyo area was performed and the
efficiencies on energy, cost and CO2 emission were shown. As a result, the system using
CHPC was found to be more effective than similar transportation systems using latent heat
storage container etc. Especially, the system using CHPC can supply hot-heat and cold-heat
without adding extra energy at heat supply area effectively.