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Reference Number InnUK/102256/01
Title Adapting Waste Heat Recovery Technologies for Off-Highway Vehicles
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Transport) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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Entropea Labs Limited
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 June 2015
End Date 30 April 2017
Duration 23 months
Total Grant Value £438,725
Industrial Sectors
Region London
Programme Competition Call: 1409_CRd_TRANS_OFFH - Not Available. Activity World Leading off-highway vehicles
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Entropea Labs Limited (58.544%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Brunel University (41.456%)
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Abstract

Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) technologies aim at recovering part of the otherwise wasted heat in the exhaust of a combustion engine and convert it to useful power, resulting in lower fuel consumption and pollutant emissions. Brunel University and Entropea Labs jointly with Thermadynamics Rail in the US, have optimized WHR technologies, to be retrofitted in Diesel-electric locomotives. Experience gained in the selection, sizing, design and manufacturing of the components of a Steam and Organic Rankine Cycle Waste Heat Recovery system for large displacement diesel engines will be applied to increase the OHV diesel engine fuel economy by up to 10%. The proposed technology will be modular, non-invasive and reversible enabling it to be scaled to across the range of new engine production irrespective of manufacturer while also being retrofittable to the large number of OHV engines already in service. Moreover, the technology and expertise will be further exploited by adapting it and scaling it to other transport and stationary power generation applications.

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