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Reference Number EP/G059284/1
Title PRO-TEM Network: Process Industry Thermal Energy Management Network
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Industry) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 25%;
Principal Investigator Professor A P Roskilly
No email address given
Sir Joseph Swan Institute
Newcastle University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 21 September 2009
End Date 20 September 2012
Duration 36 months
Total Grant Value £156,205
Industrial Sectors Chemicals; Food and Drink; Manufacturing; Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
Region North East
Programme Energy : Energy
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor A P Roskilly , Sir Joseph Swan Institute, Newcastle University (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Professor DJ Roddy , Sir Joseph Swan Institute, Newcastle University (0.001%)
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Objectives
Abstract A new network is proposed which will focus on energy efficiency improvements opportunites in the process industry. The process industry is a substantial user of energy and whilst many process systems have been optimised in recent years, there is an opportunity to improve the efficient use of thermal energy in existing plant operation and the design of future plants. To date most processes have been optimised on a 'stand-alone' basis. However, the efficient use of thermal energy requires a different approach as opportunities, knowledge and motivation to improve efficiencies are likely to be both within and outside the plant or company who operates it. Therefore successful future efficiency developments must be collaborative and consequently the networking aspect must be addressed in a comprehensive and effective manner.The network will forge close links and work with industry, academia, government (national and local) and NGOs to support the maximisation of energy recovery, plant efficiency improvements, reduce CO2 emissions and use of cleaner, more secure fuel sources. Outputs will include the establishment of a sustainable network, development of a network website, repository of resources, forum groups for strategic discussion, a report on Grand Challenges which will identify a long term research vision and future needs analysis and a final report. The network will operate via a series of industry and researcher forums, conferences, short courses and sandpits. The network will be managed by Newcastle University and key participants will include Sheffield and Manchester Universities and the Tyndall Centre. Industry will also play a key role in the network management through Steering Committee representation. Dissemination and knowledge transfer of both technical and non-technical issues will be of paramount importance to the network's operation
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