内容简介：Tri-generation is one of the promising technologies to alleviate the significant increase in demand for primary energy resources. A tri-generation system provides decentralized electricity, heating and cooling powered by solar energy, which is achieved by integration of steam engine with membrane based desiccant cooling/heating technology. Conventional vapour compression (VC) system is powered by electrical energy. A VC cooling system adopts condensation dehumidification method to handle both sensible and latent heat loads, therefore the system has to operate under lower evaporation temperature, which results in lower cooling capacity, lower coefficient of performance (COP) and sometimes a reheating process is required for a constant temperature and humidity control to meet supply air requirement. Temperature and humidity independent control technology could solve this problem.
Prof Zhu is expert in sustainable energy technology at the Faculty of Engineering, the University of Nottingham. He has a high level of expertise in applied thermodynamics, dehumidification, refrigeration, heat pumps, and sustainable/renewable energy technologies. He has participated more than ten research projects funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Royal Society, Carbon Trust, EU Seventh Framework Programme and industry, and has been granted two patents. Prof Zhu’s research has had the primary aim of reducing CO2 emissions in the building sector. He is currently carrying out teaching and research work associated with building services, renewable and sustainable technologies and energy efficiency technology, and supervises five PhD research.
Jie Zhu教授，博士生导师，英国诺丁汉大学工科院可持续能源技术专家，在应用热力学、除湿，制冷、热泵和可持续再生能源技术方面开展高水平研究工作，主持项目10余项，包括英国工程物理科学研究委员会、皇家协会、Carbon Trust、欧盟第七框架计划及企业等提供经费资助项目，获得授权专利2项，朱教授研究致力于建筑业二氧化碳减排，他的教学和研究工作主要涉足楼宇设备、再生和可持续能源技术和能效技术，指导博士生5人。