H-DisNet at the ZHAW
The current needs of industry and society determine the research priorities of the main universities. The School of Engineering of ZHAW carrys out practice-oriented research for the most part in the fields Mobility, Informations, Healt and Energy. An example of research in the Energy sector is H-DisNet.
Air distribution system
ZHAW is developing a new air distribution system for the greenhouses. The air is fed directly below the crop and so it is not necessary to treat the air of the entire green house. The advantage is energy saving and the possibility to create different climate zones inside the same room.
Thermal management demonstrator
The University of Newcastle developed and is testing for the H-DisNet EU-project (www.h-disnet.eu) a container-based thermal management demonstrator. At the heart of the portable container lies a thermally driven desiccant system capable of providing heating, cooling and humidity control. PCs at the far end of the container provide interface with management and control system. Calcium Chloride has been used as the working fluid for the first tests.
"Cold water district heating and cooling systems as flexible exergy exchange systems - apromise concept for the future", Webinar 10th May 2017
Swiss TV, News of Friday 21th April 2017