Numerical Simulation of a Magnetocaloric Heat Pump for Domestic Hot Water Production in Residential Buildings

Hicham Johra*, Konstantin Filonenko, Anna Marszal-Pomianowska, Per Heiselberg, Christian T. Veje, Stefano Dall'Olio, Kurt Engelbrecht, Christian Bahl

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Previous studies showed that magnetocaloric heat pump, based on the active magnetic regenerator technology, can be used for space heating of low energy buildings. This innovative solution has performances comparable to conventional vapour-compression systems. However, magnetocaloric heat pumps have limited temperature span between heat source and heat sink. That compromises their use for high temperature span purposes such as domestic hot water production. To overcome this issue, the authors suggest a cascading configuration of several magnetocaloric heat pumps. The results of the current numerical study show that such cascading network can provide for the hot water needs of a single-family house with coefficient of performance which is similar to conventional heat pump systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Building Simulation 2019 : 16th Conference of IBPSA
Publication date2019
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7750520-1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventBuilding Simulation: 16th international IBPSA conference and exhibition - Angelicum Congress Centre, Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 Sep 20194 Sep 2019
Conference number: 16


ConferenceBuilding Simulation
LocationAngelicum Congress Centre
Internet address
SeriesBuilding Simulation Conference proceedings


  • Magnetocaloric heat pump
  • Domestic Hot Water

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