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Reference Number EP/D062101/1
Title CHECK: Coatings for Heat Exchangers to resist Corrosion & (K)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 75%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Oil and gas combustion) 25%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor A Atkinson
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Imperial College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 June 2006
End Date 31 May 2008
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £206,383
Industrial Sectors Aerospace; Chemicals; Transport Systems and Vehicles; Defence and Marine
Region London
Programme User-Led Research
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor A Atkinson , Materials, Imperial College London (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr M Ryan , Materials, Imperial College London (0.001%)
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Abstract The next generation of diesel powered vehicles will be required to meet demanding targets for fuel efficiency and exhaust emissions. Recirculating the exhaust gas has the potential to make a big contribution to this goal, but some of the heat energy must be removed with a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger needs to operate at elevated temperature and be resistant to corrosion and fouling by particulates emitted from the engine. Present economically viable materials cannot achieve this and so this project will develop a high temperature, antifouling corrosion resistant coating to make cheap materials (aluminium alloys and stainless steel) viable. Imperial College will develop the coatings and the undersatnding of their properties, particularly the forces that make the diesel soot particulates stick to the coating and how to prevent that. The information will be used by industrial partners to produce coated heat exchangers
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