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Reference Number InnUK/132357/01
Title A Revolutionary Rotary Ericsson Heat Pump/Engine
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Other) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 50%;
Applied Research and Development 50%;
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
No email address given
Geo Green Power Limited
Award Type Feasibility Studies
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 October 2016
End Date 30 November 2017
Duration 14 months
Total Grant Value £70,576
Industrial Sectors
Region East Midlands
Programme Competition Call: 1504_FS_EGS_ENCATES3 - Energy Catalyst - Early Stage Feasibility - Round 3. Activity Energy Catalyst R3 FS
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Geo Green Power Limited (57.154%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , D'Ascanio Research Ltd (42.846%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , University of Nottingham (0.000%)
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Abstract The aim of the project is to develop a mechanical heat pump utilizing the Ericsson thermodynamic cycle. This rotary Ericsson system was designed from the outset to match as closely as possible the ideal Carnot cycle. The system can be used both as an engine and cooler ( and air conditioners and refrigerators), depending on the thermodynamic cycle direction. By use of the rotary system, almost all of the pitfalls of earlier designs have been overcome. This system consists of two pairs of rotors each of whose rotation is controlled by a motor- generator. The proposed Ericsson heat pump system will use the environmentally friendly working fluid, e.g, helium or hydrogen, and would be highly efficient. It would replace the conventional vapor compression cycle using CFC's that is harmful for the environment. It would make a breakthrough in many areas, e.g, refrigeration systems, industrial coolers , and solar/geothemal/industrial heat electricity generation, etc, to reduce energy consumption and carbon emission. The proposed project will involve the computer simulation, design and optimisation, construction and lab testing a first-of-its-kind small scale prototype system.
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