Active magnetic regenerators implemented as a magnetocaloric heat pump for residential buildings

Hicham Johra, Konstantin Filonenko, Per Kvols Heiselberg, Christian T. Veje, Stefano Dall'Olio, Kurt Engelbrecht, Christian Bahl

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The main objective of the ENOVHEAT project is to develop, build and test the prototype of an innovative and efficient heat pump system based on the active magnetic regenerator technology and to demonstrate that it can be used for building space heating applications. With a maximum COP of 3.93 and a nominal useful heating power output of 2600 W, the ENOVHEAT Gadolinium magnetocaloric heat pump can be integrated into a low-energy house with a vertical borehole ground source heat exchanger and a radiant under-floor heating system within a single hydronic loop. It is able to provide for the dwelling’s space heating needs under Danish winter conditions. Moreover, a control strategy for heat energy storage in the indoor environment can be employed to optimize the MCHP operation and reach seasonal COPs of up to 3.51. However, the layered La(Fe,Mn,Si)13Hy prototype is currently not suitable for such application.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThermag 2018, Proceedings of the International Conference on Caloric Cooling
Place of PublicationDarmstadt
PublisherInternational Institute of Refrigeration IIF/IIR
Publication date2018
Article number0002
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventThermag VIII: International Conference on Caloric Cooling - Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: 16 Sep 201820 Sep 2018


ConferenceThermag VIII: International Conference on Caloric Cooling
Internet address
SeriesScience et Technique du Froid

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  • Magnetocaloric heat pump
  • Magnetic heating
  • Active magnetic regenerator
  • Innovative heating system
  • Building heating energy flexibility controller

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