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Title: Potential for seawater district heating and cooling in the UK
Authors: Goodier, Chris I.
Chmutina, Ksenia
Poulter, Elliot
Stoelinga, Paul
Keywords: Sustainability
Underwater engineering
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers)
Citation: GOODIER, C.I. ... et al, 2013. Potential for seawater district heating and cooling in the UK. Proceedings of the ICE - Energy, 3, paper 1200016, 5pp.
Abstract: The main source of the energy used for space heating in the UK built environment is gas. However, more sustainable and efficient sources could be employed that would not only contribute towards achieving the UK’s carbon dioxide targets but would also benefit the nation’s energy security. One alternative way of generating energy more efficiently is by the use of heat pumps, of which there are various types depending on the source of the heat and the sink utilised for the heat. One such source is seawater, and examples of seawater heating and cooling systems have been successfully implemented in several parts of the world. Presented here is a comparison of a seawater heating system in The Hague, the Netherlands, and another in Portsmouth continental ferry port, UK. Based on these comparative cases, together with discussions with district heating specialists, this paper briefly debates the current drivers and barriers for the future of seawater heating systems in the UK. It emphasises that as well as the financial and technical obstacles, governance barriers have also to be overcome.
Description: This article was published in the Proceedings of the ICE - Energy [© ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers)] and published at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/ener.12.00016 Permission is granted by ICE Publishing to print one copy for personal use. Any other use of these PDF files is subject to reprint fees.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the EPSRC [grant no. EP/1002170/1].
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1680/ener.12.00016
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12369
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/ener.12.00016
ISSN: 1751-4223
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