Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2011, Volume 14, Issue 1

Experimental Study of a Ground Heat Exchanger  Small- Scale Model to Obtain Data for a Ground Coupled Heat Pump System Design

Mariana Iliescu * , Mihai Culcer , Mircea Raceanu

National Institute for Research and Development for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICIT Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street no. 4, P.O. Box Raureni 7, 240050, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania

*Corresponding author: Mariana Iliescu, E-mail:

Published: May 2011


The paper deals with experimental researches developed on a simulated condenser circuit of a ground coupled heat pump, in order to study a small- scale model of a ground heat exchanger and to obtain the necessary data to validate a model for dimensioning the horizontal ground heat exchanger of a ground coupled heat pump system which will provide the thermal energy for a  greenhouse.


Ground coupled heat pump, ground heat exchanger, soil temperature, soil thermal conductivity, heat.

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