On the Optimization of Electrical Water Heaters: Modelling Simulations and Experimentation

Wassim Salameh, Jalal Faraj, Elias Harika, Rabih Murr, Mahmoud Khaled
2021 Energies  
In the context of a world energy crisis, the only solution to control the situation is in the management of energy. One of the most important management keys is the optimization of electrical components. This article presents a complete numerical and experimental study aiming for the optimization of electrical water heaters for household use. The optimization conceives the minimization of energy consumption simultaneously with the minimization of time to heat water. Firstly, a thermal model
more » ... adapted for the case of heaters is constructed and validated experimentally and then a parametric study is conducted covering all the input power, the volume and the external area of the heater. Results are promising, showing significant energy savings are possible with an optimum setting of these parameters, thus presenting a firm tool for the optimization of heaters.
doi:10.3390/en14133912 fatcat:4eo2bqtdp5ggrga6ph2tzaos2m