Solar thermal systems for zero energy swimming halls

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2017 (EN)
Solar thermal systems for zero energy swimming halls (EN)

Ofidou, Despoina (EN)

School of Science and Technology, MSc in Energy Building Design (EL)
Theodosiou, Thodoris (EN)
Martinopoulos, Georgios (EN)
Papadopoulos, Agisilaos (EN)

This dissertation was written in the context of the MSc in Energy Building Design for the International Hellenic University. The dominant aim of this this thesis was the examination of the ability of a solar thermal system to cover the demand for pool water, DHW and space heating of an existing swimming hall, locate d in Katerini, Greece. A review of the existing literature on solar systems for swimming halls was presented for the different projects that were conducted round the world, while an explicit calculations of the heating loads for the swimming hall and the space was carried out, based on European standards and the literature. The potential of the proposed solar thermal system to cover the heating demand of the swimming hall was examined through the use of RETScreen simulation software. The study was performed for three different simulation scenarios, where the impact of various technical and economical parameters were evaluated on the cost - effectiveness and viability of the proposed system. The outcome of the study corroborated the superiority a solar system against a convectional system, while it provided an economical overview of the various solutions that the municipal authorities can proceed to, based on the technical, economical or environmental targets they aim to establish for the swimming hall. Finally, Ι would like to express my gratitude to my supervisor prof. Agis M. Papadopoulos, director of the Process Equipment Design Laboratory of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , since his great support and constant guidance , from the beginning, was crucial for the successful completion of this dissertation. Also, special thanks to prof. M. Santamouris of Energy Physics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens for all the valuable information he generously provided me when needed. (EN)


Διεθνές Πανεπιστήμιο της Ελλάδος (EL)
International Hellenic University (EN)


School of Science and Technology (EN)

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