Design and optimisation of a low carbon heating network for the Clyde Gateway development

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow
Department Name: School of Engineering


The project is focused on low-carbon heat generation, thermal energy storage and analysis of district heating network demand and requirements.

The project will be split into 3 main components:
- Assessment of thermal and electricity consumption of existing, and prospective, end-users in the Dalmarnock area of Glasgow
- Identification of optimal low carbon heat generation options
- Investigation of feasibility of thermal energy storage in local flooded mine workings

The first step is vital to assess total heat demand and the variability in business and residential heat demand across the Dalmarnock development. The second step will, in the first instance, investigate heat generation from wastewater (two sites: Shawfield and Dalmarnock Hybrid Industrial Park), surface water (the River Clyde), and subsurface waters (flooded mine workings). Step three will investigate the feasibility of storing excess summer thermal energy from the District Heating Scheme within the mine workings for re-use in the high demand winter months. Steps two and three will also include detailed comparison of different thermal storage and heat exchange techniques.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/R512266/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021
1953575 Studentship EP/R512266/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021 Michael-Allan Millar