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Water Heating Projects

Figure 1: The system model for the combined Water heater, dehumidifier and cooler (WHDC).
A Combined Water Heater, Dehumidifier, and Cooler (WHDC)

Lead Performer: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Partners:
-- Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
-- Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY

Xergy is using its Electro Chemical Compression (ECC) technology to operate a heat pump cycle using water as the working fluid<br />
Image: Xergy
Advanced Hybrid Water Heater using Electrochemical Compressor

Lead Performer: Xergy - Seaford, DE
Partner: GE Appliances - Louisville, KY

Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Commercial Absorption Heat Pump Water Heater

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Partner: A.O. Smith Inc. - Milwaukee, WI

Planned enhanced modeling approach to facilitate analyses of wrapped-tank options for the project. Image credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Commercial CO2 Electric Heat Pump Water Heater

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN

Sheetak will work on developing a full scale prototype of its low cost heat pump water heater. These solid state heat pumping elements can be implemented in low cost manner which have the potential to dramatically change the way in which he heat water.<BR />Image: Sheetak
Heat Pump Water Heater using Solid-State Energy Converters

Lead Performer: Sheetak - Austin, TX

Information flow schematic for an integrated heat pump design model and wrapped tank model. Image credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Max Tech Electric Heat Pump Water Heater with Lower GWP Halogenated Refrigerant

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN

Photo credit: Oak Ridge National Lab
Residential Absorption Heat Pump Water Heater

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Partners:
-- General Electric - Louisville, KY
-- SRA International - Knoxville, TN
-- University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
-- Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
-- Ionic Research Technologies, LLC - South Bend, IN
-- Yankee Scientific - Medfield, MA

CO2 Heat Pump Water Heater Prototype<br />
Credit: Oak Ridge National Lab
Residential CO2 Heat Pump Water Heater

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Partner: General Electric Appliances - Louisville, KY

Gas-fired adsorption heat pump water heater prototype. Image credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Residential Gas-Fired Adsorption Heat Pump Water Heater

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN