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WP4.2 Thermal Transformers

Prof. Critoph (University of Warwick)


Rationale

Industrial processes commonly reject heat at temperatures of 90ºC or higher that cannot be utilised close to their source. A thermal transformer can transform some of this heat to higher useful temperatures, rejecting the remainder at close to ambient. There are strong links to WP4.1.

Challenges

Identifying suitable economically viable major processes that would benefit. Identifying physical or chemical reactions best suited to the major needs.

Objectives/Deliverables

Identification of process needs and matching reactions with potentially high efficiency. Construction of laboratory PoC to investigate heat and mass transfer limitations. Other applications of fundamental technology: High temperature heat pumps

Pathway to Impact

Via industrial partner Spirax Sarco and SIRACH.