This bachelor project is a product of the final semester at Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering. During the internship at Kolding sygehus, who is a part of Sygehus Lillebælt, I was introduced to a variety of systems and departments required to run a hospital.
This report is about possible ways to reduce the CO2 emissions from the hospital in Kolding. Their goal is to reduce the CO2 emissions with 40% by the year 2020, with reference in 2004. In the meantime, the hospital is expanding with 100.000 ambulant patient visits from 2012 to 2020.
During the internship at Kolding sygehus, their departments were examined ranging from kitchen to their CT and MR scanners.
The department with the most potential is their Sterilcentral. The hospital is planning an expansion which gives the opportunity to optimize in an area, which normally is off limits without long term planning.
In this report there is a description of the different systems that will be affected with installing a heat pump. The current ventilation systems are very old and needs to be replaced as the requirements will change after the expansion. The heat pumps energy output will be stored in water used in block 8; therefore there will be a description of the water system regarding the Sterilcentral.
There will furthermore be an analysis of the expected energy released to the air from the Sterilcentral, the cost of implementing the idea, the expected reduction of the CO2 outlet and an estimate on the annual savings on the power bill.