This paper investigates the feasibility of heating the University of Glasgow’s campus using a river water sourced heat pump system. The current heating demand of the university’s main campus was estimated by measurements and 3D energy modelling using software, Integrated Environmental Solutions. The river water used in the heat pump system would be sourced from the River Kelvin which flows nearby the campus. The quantity of heat contained within the River Kelvin is also determined through the measurement of flow rate and water temperature data over three months. An ammonia heat pump system is designed to extract and upgrade the heat from the river water to a heating supply at a temperature of 80°C. The financial feasibility and carbon footprint has also been analysed and discussed in detail.
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