How do I determine the maximum theoretical coefficient of performance for a heat pump operating at steady state between a dwelling at 70 deg F and a pond at 40 deg F?
For the dwelling, if heat transfer through the walls and roof is 6.5x10^5 Btu per day, how would I determine the minimum theoretical power, in hp, to drive a heat pump operating at steady state between the dwelling at 70 deg F and a pond at 40 deg F?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 5:00 pm ad1c9bdddf
The maximum theoretical coefficient of performance (COP) is the Carnot COP:
COPHP,Carnot = 1/(1-TL/TH)
Reference: Thermodynamics - An ...
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