Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number InnUK/132956/01
Title A novel industrial waste heat recovery system for pollutant removal, water production and cooling
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Industry) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 75%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 25%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Award Type Feasibility Studies
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 September 2017
End Date 31 August 2018
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £224,356
Industrial Sectors
Region East Midlands
Programme Competition Call: 1604_FS_ENRG_ENCATES4 - Energy Catalyst - Early Stage - Round 4. Activity Energy Catalyst Round 4 - Early Stage ISCF
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , SG BIODRYING LIMITED (20.694%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , University of Nottingham (51.421%)
Project Contact , VENTURI JET PUMPS LIMITED (12.643%)
Project Contact , Ashwell Biomass Limited (15.242%)
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Abstract The project aims to optimise and construct a prototype driven by industrial waste heat, suitable for sustainable cooling, water production and pollutant removal. Through the utilisation of an innovative moist airflow system (MAS), the proposed system will harness low grade waste heat (80 C or over) released from any industrial coal/biomass fired boiler. The harnessed low grade energy will be used to drive an ejector cooling system and generate clean water. Moreover, by making use of a novel photocatalytic MOP, the industrial pollutants (CO2, SOx, NOx, POx) can be removed effectively and the clean air will be released into the atmosphere. Economically, the proposed project will help to improve energy efficiency and offer a more affordable energy system to most existing industrial processes. In addition there will be environmental impact through, improved air quality and better living conditons for UK and global citizens.
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