Hydromx® transfers heat 37% more effectively than water, even more compared to water glycol mixes. Using Hydromx® significant seasonal efficiency improvements can be obtained in ground source, geothermal and solar thermal applications.
Energy Effective Working with SPECIFIC
A quote from Dr Christian Bryant at SPECIFIC
Results from this project have major implications for the ground source heat extraction industry throughout the UK and beyond. Moreover it shows that improvements can be easily made to the co-efficient of performance measure.
SPECIFIC is a UK National Innovation Centre led by Swansea University; its aim is to transform Buildings into Power Stations that will Generate, Store & Release Energy at point of use. SPECIFIC’s partners are Tata Steel Europe, BASF, NSG Pilkington and Cardiff University and is funded by European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government in addition to Innovate UK and EPSRC.
SPECIFIC’s Solar Heat Energy Demonstrator (SHED) is a 35,000 sq ft industrial unit its southwest elevation over-clad with a specially developed steel Transpired Solar Collector.
The plant architecture comprised of a solar collector, solar heated cavity; thermally lagged ductwork; a heat exchanger and a ‘sensible’ heat store. Hydromx® was installed on the primary side of the heat exchanger to replace a water & gycol mix.
In summary for a period of operation (January – March 2016); significant improvements were noted in heat transfer and heat exchange efficiency
- Data analysis showed high % efficiency improvements
- The overall increase in Cold Temperature Performance operating envelope of the system was ~10%
The solar store now operates at much lower outside air temperatures greatly extending its potential viability and thus the amount of heat energy collected.
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