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Ceramic Heat exchangers with enhanced materials properties

Objective

Heat recovery at a high temperature level is essential in industrial thermal processing. The use of ceramic materials yields higher temperatures and subsequently a higher efficiency. The present project aims to develop a new generation of ceramic heat exchangers for high temperature heat recovery with the target of significantly reducing the size and weight as well as also the price of such components by simplifying the manufacturing process and allowing a higher flexibility in the heat exchanger geometry. The use of precursors/template materials taken from the textile industries and a subsequent ceramic conversion is proposed as the main technological path for reaching the above objectives. Although this principal option is not new, there are no development efforts known, to utilize such a technological approach for industrial high temperature heat exchangers. The proposed route will lead to an increase in freedom of the geometric design at low costs for shaping. The development/refinement of the conversion process for such materials into a thermal-shock resistant gas-tight ceramic (e.g. silicon infiltrated silicon carbide) and the multi-objective optimization in terms of size, geometry, material and production costs is the major challenge of the proposed project. A complete ceramic heat exchanger component shaped by textile technologies is targeted. The combination/junction of existing robust ceramic components already applied in industrial furnaces, like silicon infiltrated SiC tubes, with compatible ceramic heat enhancement elements, built through the textile technology based manufacturing process, allows a robust construction in terms of application safety as an intermediate technology development step. At the same time a significant size reduction or increase of the heat recovery level can be achieved due to the higher heat transfer by the fine shaped and geometrically flexible heat enhancement elements.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/ceramics
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERGAKADEMIE FREIBERG
Address
Akademiestrasse 6
09599 Freiberg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 471 996
Administrative Contact
Volker Uhlig (Dr.)

Participants (7)

SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 307 196
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alberto Ortona (Prof.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 305 225
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paolo Fino (Dr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU TEXTILE ET DE L'HABILLEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 349 220
Address
Rue Des Reculettes 14
75013 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thierry Le Blan (Mr.)
Erbicol SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 304 880
Address
Viale Pereda 22
6828 Balerna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sandro Gianella (Mr.)
WARMEPROZESSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 158 000
Address
Dornierstrasse 14
71272 Renningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joachim Wuenning (Dr.)
AICHELIN Ges.m.b.H
Austria
EU contribution
€ 120 600
Address
Fabriksgasse 3
2340 Modling
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Herwig Altena (Dr.)
VDMA-Gesellschaft f. Forschung und Innovation GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 63 600
Address
Lyoner Strasse 18
60528 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Franz Beneke (Dr.)