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THermoAcoustic Technology for Energy Applications

Objectif

The objective of the THATEA project is to advance the science and technology behind the thermoacoustic energy conversion processes to such a level that would enable reaching conversion efficiencies at which the application of the technology becomes economically attractive. Based on the results obtained, the most promising application areas will be identified for further development. Thermoacoustic energy conversion is a generic cross-cutting energy technology that can be applied in a vast number of applications, requiring heating, cooling, or power both in industry and build environment. Thermoacoustic is concerned with the thermodynamic conversion between heat and intense sound in the presence of a solid boundary. The working principles of thermoacoustic systems are quite complex. However, the practical implementations of these are relatively simple. This offers great advantages with respect to the economic feasibility of this technology. The systems lack moving parts, use environmentally friendly working media, and only ordinary materials. The development of thermoacoustic systems will lead to energy and cost savings and economically attractive renewable energy options. The attractive feature of thermoacoustic technology is that all the different applications can be developed based on the same technological principles. This means that the components of such systems can be made in large quantities at low cost. This project will be dedicated to the exploration and the study of different conversion processes involved in the thermoacoustic systems and the potential they have for energy applications. This project is the first initiative on a European level, aiming to combine the efforts in the new research field of thermoacoustics in order to acquire a leadership position in this new promising and innovative technology.

Appel à propositions

FP7-ENERGY-2008-FET
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Coordinateur

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Adresse
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Pays-Bas

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Simon Spoelstra (Mr.)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 528 330,75

Participants (6)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 233 000
Adresse
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Michèle Saumon (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 216 927
Adresse
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Kerry Chantrey (Ms.)
Aster Thermoakoestische Systemen
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 149 388,25
Adresse
Smeestraat 11
8194 LG Veessen

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Kees De Blok (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MESSINA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 99 600
Adresse
Piazza Pugliatti 1
98122 Messina

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Antonio Piccolo (Dr.)
HEKYOM SARL
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 142 624
Adresse
Rue Jean Rostand 2
91400 Orsay

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Yolène Blanchard (Ms.)
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 117 000
Adresse
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten

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Type d’activité
Other
Contact administratif
Pedro J. Sayers (Mr.)