Comparing advanced exergetic assessments of two geothermal district heating systems for residential buildings

Kecebas A., COSKUN C. , Oktay Z. , Hepbasli A.

ENERGY AND BUILDINGS, vol.81, pp.141-151, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.05.041
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY AND BUILDINGS
  • Page Numbers: pp.141-151


Advanced exergy analysis method has been increasingly utilized in analyzing and assessing the performance of energy-related systems in recent years due to more deeply investigating the exergy destructions. In this study, two various geothermal district heating systems (GDHSs), the Afyon and Bigadig GDHSs, which have been operated in Turkey, were considered to perform their advanced exergy analyses and assessments. The GDHSs studied were also compared with each other for the first time in terms of advanced exergetic aspects. In the analyses and calculations of the GDHS, the actual operational data obtained from the measurements and technical staff were utilized.