Research Fellow - HEAT Modelling

London South Bank University - School of Built Environment and Architecture

The Home Energy 4 Tomorrow (HE4T) project at LSBU has been successful in securing funds to develop a dual source heat pump (DSHP), capable of linking with both air and water heat sinks. This solution will offer a more efficient pathway to the electrification of domestic heat. The development work will take place at the laboratories of London South Bank University.

An exciting strand of this project is the development of the potential for water utilities to play a role in accelerating the uptake of electrified heat. HE4T will be looking at how water systems can be connected to the DSHPs to boost efficiency - turning the water utilities into energy carriers. This work is supported by Thames Water and Anglian Water, as part of their ongoing energy innovation work.

This post is to contribute to this project and will specifically be responsible for delivery of work packages related to modelling the potential links between heat pumps and water utilities as energy carriers through both the mains and waste water distribution systems. It will entail the creation of a hydrothermal model of the potential for usable heat to be extracted by these systems.  It will require close collaboration with the HE4T project partners including the water utilities and other researchers across London South Bank University.  In addition to the core expertise in modelling, the post requires a strong understanding of fluid systems and thermodynamics, heat pumps, water systems, and energy policy issues affecting heat.  Good communication skills and the ability to solve multidisciplinary problems by working across sectors, is essential.

This is a 12 months, fixed term position.

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