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Reference Number InnUK/131926/01
Title Innovative Energy Saving Sorption-Storage Heater
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 70%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Solar Energy, Solar heating and cooling (including daylighting)) 15%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Energy storage) 15%;
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
Geo Green Power Limited
Award Type Feasibility Study
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 June 2015
End Date 30 September 2015
Duration 4 months
Total Grant Value £23,000
Industrial Sectors
Region East Midlands
Programme Competition Call: 1411_FS_TI_AM - Technology Inspired Feasibility Competition 2014 Advanced Materials. Activity Technology Inspired - Advance Materials (FS)
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Geo Green Power Limited (100.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract The project main aim is to provide a sustainable solution to the inherent problems of space heating applications /methods with, providing supply-demand balance of energy, reducing the carbon emissions, high running costs and its reliance on conventional fossil fuel energy resources. A sustainable and energy efficient heating system is proposed with developing advanced nano-composite absorbent media, which will have low cost, high storage density, and low regeneration temperature. Several measurement techniques and experimental tests including DSC, TGA, MTPS and N2 will be conducted to comprehensively characterize the raw materials aimed to use as THS material. Additionally a novel concept will be developed for efficiently drying (charging) the THS material by recovering the waste heat from the outlet air. 70-80% of the output heat could be recovered with this method therefore much less energy will be required for regenerating the THS material. This will enable efficient utilization of solar energy even in low irradiation levels.
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