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dc.contributor.advisorShor, Roman
dc.contributor.advisorSchwarz, Bailey
dc.contributor.authorLea, Erin
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-29T19:18:56Z
dc.date.available2020-09-29T19:18:56Z
dc.date.issued2020-08
dc.identifier.citationLea, E. (2020). A Step Towards A Lower Carbon Future: Integrating Closed Loop Geothermal Technology in District Cooling Applications (Unpublished master's project). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/112636
dc.description.abstractThis research will assess the technical, environmental, and economic feasibility of low-grade, closed loop geothermal heat extraction used for district cooling applications, specifically with the use of an Eavor-Loop™. This will be completed through literature review, interviews with subject matter experts, thermodynamic process simulations and optimization, and an economic analysis. As global warming, urbanization, and our dependency on digital storage increases, the world’s cooling demands continue to rapidly grow with predictions showing that cooling demands will outweigh heating demands by 2060. Majority of current cooling systems utilize fossil fuels, emitting a great deal of greenhouse gases that have gone unchecked for decades. With the utilization of Eavor-Loop™ and absorption chiller technology, a 6,600 RT facility was designed for data center operations in California, USA with both environmental and economic benefits. This design aims to open up new, affordable possibilities with low-grade geothermal resources to meet the world’s cooling demands.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleA Step Towards A Lower Carbon Future: Integrating Closed Loop Geothermal Technology in District Cooling Applications
dc.typereport
dc.publisher.facultyEnvironmental Designen_US
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studiesen_US
dc.publisher.facultyHaskayne School of Businessen_US
dc.publisher.facultyLawen_US
dc.publisher.facultySchulich School of Engineeringen_US
dc.publisher.departmentSustainable Energy Development
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgary
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (MSc)
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
ucalgary.scholar.levelGraduateen_US


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.