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Reference Number InnUK/104019/01
Title A Novel Thermoelectric Heat Pump/Heat Recovery System for Low Carbon Buildings (EcoPump)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Environmental Process Systems Limited
Award Type Collaborative R&D
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 March 2018
End Date 29 February 2020
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £394,191
Industrial Sectors
Region East of England
Programme Competition Call: 1704_EE_JIANGUK_EE - Jiangsu-UK Industrial Challenge Programme - Open. Activity Jiangsu - UK Open Scope International programme
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Environmental Process Systems Limited (28.294%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , University of Nottingham (38.053%)
Project Contact , P.A.K. Engineering Limited (17.701%)
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Abstract The project main aim is to address the disparity in the market of energy saving technologies, by developing a novel thermoelectric heat pump/heat recovery system for low carbon buildings (EcoPump). The EcoPump will offer a unique solution to the scope requirement to stimulate economic growth in China (specifically Jiangsu province) and the UK. The project presents an innovative integrated window heat recovery unit (WHR) with a thermoelectric (TEC) heat pump and eco-aerogel air filters for removal of particle pollution or particulate matter (PM) pollution including PM 2.5. The EcoPump can provide efficient heating (or cooling), and clean filtered fresh air ventilation depending on the occupant’s requirements. The latter will contribute significantly in addressing energy supply-demand in buildings through the use an efficient heating load management system. Successful project implementation will benefit the whole community, industry, the customers and the UK and China economy.
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