Current projects of the Chair of Heating and Ventilation
AWT - Investigation of two energy converters with low electrical energy requirements, in order to supply heat to consumers with high temperature demands, using low-temperature district heating network sources
District heating network 4.0 have a maximum supply temperature up to 95 °C, which is relatively low. These networks are a fundamental part of the energy transformation process. The aim of this research project is to provide, in an efficient manner, a higher temperature flow up to 120 °C, to certain consumers with such a requirement using District heating network 4.0, despite its lower supply temperature capability. Two energy converters with low electrical power requirements: an absorption heat transformer, and absorption–compression heat pump, are being investigated for their suitability to increase the temperature in the district heating network in a decentralized, demand-oriented manner.
AirWater – Development of a compact system for independent and continuous solar sorptive water harvesting from the air in arid regions
In Relation to / In the context of the "AirWater" cooperation project, a compact, site-independent system is to be developed that operates without electricity and enables the continuous extraction of water from the air with minimal use of electrical power in arid regions.
AltParFilt - Investigation of the filter effectiveness and the indoor particle concentrations with alternating residential ventilation systems
The objective of the project is to gain insight via experimental investigations how settled particles in a filter of alternating residential ventilation systems behave upon airflow reversal.
BIMPact – Development of a stable and secure cloud-based building control with meta data analysis and multi-view BIM models
In this subproject, the cloud-based building control with meta data analysis and multi-view BIM models – developed in the overall project – shall be scientifically and technically evaluated.
The Build4People Project aims to research and promote sustainable building and urban development practices in Cambodia as well as pathways towards their realization.
CAMaRSEC – Climate-adapted Material Research for the Socio-economic Context in Vietnam
The German-Vietnamese project CAMaRSEC is supporting the implementation and further development of energy-efficient, resource-efficient and sustainable construction practices. Based on interdisciplinary problem analysis and fundamental research, effective infrastructures for research, characteristic value determination, training, education and the transfer of scientific results into Vietnamese construction and planning practices are being developed.
CHESTER - Compressed Heat Energy STorage for Energy from Renewable sources
The main objective of the project is to develop and validate an innovative system for energy management, energy storage and for flexible supply with various renewable energies into electricity networks and/or heating networks via connecting electrical and thermal sector.
CampUS hoch i – CampUS made intelligent
The objective of the research project is to support the University of Stuttgart to become climate-neutral by 2035 at the latest. Based on selected buildings on Vaihingen campus, possibilities for a climate-neutral campus shall be exemplarily analyzed and demonstrated.
Degree - Investigation of a dynamic control of the cooling circuit temperatures of computing centers to increase efficiency and to create a manual for the realization of corresponding concepts
In the cooperation project “Degree“, using the example of the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), a dynamic control of the cooling circuit temperatures shall be investigated to increase the efficiency of the cooling system.
EDAPA - Development of a diffusion-absorption refrigerator with a plate heat exchanger as generator
A diffusion-absorption refrigerator is operated exclusively by the addition of heat and does not need any mechanical energy. The refrigerating machine therefore operates free from wear and at a low noise level. In the EDAPA research project, the diffusion-absorption process shall be made applicable for the air conditioning of buildings by scaling the process towards higher cooling capacities.
EDropSep – Development of an energy-efficient, dielectrophoretic droplet separator
In the EDropSep research project, a novel separation concept is developed which allows for a higher energy efficiency in the separation of droplets with diameters in the lower µm area.
Heat2Share - Integration of sorptive heat storage in a biogas plant for the decentralized heat supply of Barenthin village
In the project ”Integration of sorptive heat storage in a biogas plant for the decentralized heat supply of Barenthin village”, a modularized, cascaded thermochemical heat storage shall be conceptually designed and built – based on the previous and completed research projects MoGeSoWa and COMTES.
HeatVentCon – Cross-system control strategies for an energetically optimized operation of residential ventilation and heating systems
The objective of the research project is to develop optimized cross-functional control processes for residential ventilation equipment and heating systems. A key aspect is the continuous information exchange of relevant system parameters between both systems. A real-time communication shall be developed for the exchange of the relevant information used by both systems for a demand-orientated control.
IntegraTE – Initiative towards market establishment and dissemination of systems for supplying thermal and eletrical energy using PVT collectors and heat pumps in the building sector
The objective of the IntegraTE project is to achieve an increased market penetration with technically and economically attractive systems for thermal and electrical energy supply using PVT and heat pumps in the building sector. PVT collectors generate both thermal and electrical energy by using solar radiation.
MiniKüWeE – Minimization of the cooling energy demand of non-residential buildings and transition to a flexible load by using heat pipes in combination with renewable energies
In the research project, the energetic and economical potential is investigated regarding the use of heat pipes in combination with renewable energies for the minimization of the cooling energy demand of non-residential buildings and an appropriate transition to a flexible load. A passive heat removal shall be achieved by using heat pipes as thermal component activation.
Mobile Zeolite Heat Storage - Development of mobile and regenerative heat storage, based on innovative polymer/zeolite honeycombs, for the utilization of waste heat in industrial facilities
Mobile storage is a particularly interesting field of application in industry. Therefore, a modular, mobile, themochemical, zeolite-based energy storage system for the compensation and utilization of waste heat in industrial facilites shall be developed in this research project by BKW Kunststoffe GmbH, in cooperation with EIKO Anlagenbau und -prüfungsgesellschaft mbH, the Institute of Polymer Technology (IKT, University of Stuttgart) and the Institute for Building Energetics, Thermotechnology and Energy Storage (IGTE, University of Stuttgart).
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Sol4City – Development of integrated solar supply concepts for climate-neutral buildings for the "city of the future”
The supply concepts in the joint Sol4City project are based on an anergy network for heat pumps which allows, in combination with a low-temperature latent storage, an efficient use of regenerative, thermal energy sources.
SolSpaces-E - Innovative solar air heating and cooling system to reduce carbon dioxide emissions for the air conditioning of residential buildings
In the SolSpaces-E cooperation project, an air-based building heating and cooling system shall be developed. This system shall allow a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 50 % related to currently available air heating systems as well as building cooling with low carbon dioxide emissions.
StoEx2 - Further development, testing and demonstration of large-water-volume, low-cost hot-water stores with highly efficient thermal insulation for outdoor application
The major research objectives are the testing and demonstration of two optimized StoEx2 stores under real operational conditions.
VKTES - Development of comparative key figures for thermal energy storage
The primary objective of this project is to develop key figures and methods to support engineers in the technical and economical comparison of different construction types and construction principles for thermal energy storage and to allow manufacturers and planners of building services to define and to assess different storage construction types regarding their suitability for applications such as heating, hot water preparation, cooling, etc.
Dr.-Ing. Harald Drück
Research Coordinator and Team Lead