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Reference Number InnUK/132149/01
Title A highly efficient, cost-effective syngas and emissions filtration platform technology for cleaner energy
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Applications for heat and electricity) 25%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Oil and gas combustion) 75%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 50%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 50%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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Smart Separations Limited
Award Type Feasibility Studies
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 January 2016
End Date 31 December 2016
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £130,795
Industrial Sectors
Region London
Programme Competition Call: 1411_FS_ENE_GEN_ENCATES2 - Energy Catalyst Rnd 2 - (FS). Activity Energy Catalyst Rnd 2 - Early Stage
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Smart Separations Limited (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , University of Surrey (0.000%)
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Abstract Smart Separations is developing a proprietary microfilter technology that can be easily tailored to suit many different needs by varying the pore size in a controlled manner. The regularity of the pore size is a unique selling point in many different markets and applications. New filters based on this technology are highly innovative and potentially highly commercially disruptive. The energy industry is suffering from out-dated processes to clean, purify and filter their exhaust fumes. With this award, the SSL technology will be used to develop filters for particulate removal in energy generating applications such as incineration, gasification and power generation; resulting in lower energy costs and cleaner emissions. The excellent chemical and thermal resistance of SSL’s filters are well suited to applications in both syngas and flue emissions treatment. It is also possible to integrate particulate and chemical removal into a single multifunctional system, so infrastructure and running costs can be dramatically reduced.
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