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Reference Number EP/L505869/1
Title Power Generation and Heat Recovery from Industrial Waste Heat with Advanced CO2 Thermodynamic Power Cycles (CO2Power)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electric power conversion) 50%;
Energy Efficiency(Industry) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 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 100%
Principal Investigator Dr Y Ge
No email address given
Sch of Engineering and Design
Brunel University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 February 2014
End Date 31 July 2015
Duration 18 months
Total Grant Value £98,362
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region London
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr Y Ge , Sch of Engineering and Design, Brunel University (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Professor SA Tassou , Sch of Engineering and Design, Brunel University (0.001%)
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Abstract The vast volumes of waste heat rejected from industrial processes can be converted into electricity and useful heat through advanced energy conversation technologies. In this project, a test rig of a small-scale power generation (up to 5kW) and heat recovery system will be established with a heat source temperature between 100 ^C and 500 ^C, which is representative of actual industrial waste heat. The natural refrigerant CO2 will be engaged as a working fluid in the system, considering its excellent thermophysical properties and negligible environmental impact. Corresponding to the large temperature range of the heat source, the CO2 supercritical Rankine cycle will be applied for temperatures below 350 ^C, otherwise, combined CO2 Brayton and supercritical Rankine cycles will be employed. Simultaneously, a detailed mathematical model for the proposed system will be developed and validated with measurements. The model will then evaluate, compare and analyse different system and component designs, heat recovery potentials and control optimisations which will eventually lead to optimal design and construction of the proposed system
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