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Low Energy Dew Point Cooling for Computing Data Centres

Objective

Cooling systems for Computing & Data Centres consume 30% to 40% of energy delivered into the centre spaces, while electricity use in CDCs represents 1.3% of the world total energy consumption. The traditional vapour compression cooling systems for CDCs are neither energy efficient nor environmentally friendly. Several alternative cooling systems, e.g. adsorption/absorption, ejector, and evaporative types, have certain level of energy saving potential but exhibit some inherent problems that have restricted their wide applications in CDCs. This RISE programme aims to form an international and inter-sectoral network of organisations working on a joint research and innovation programme dedicated to develop the design theory, computerised tool and technology prototypes for a novel CDC dew point cooling system. Such a system, comprising a few critical and highly innovative components (i.e. dew point air cooler, adsorbent sorption/regeneration cycle, micro-channels-loop-heat-pipe (MCLHP) based CDC heat recovery system, paraffin/expanded-graphite based heat storage/exchanger, and internet-based intelligent monitoring and control system), is expected to achieve 60% to 90% of electrical energy saving and have a comparable initial price to traditional CDC air conditioning systems, thus removing the above outstanding problems remaining with existing CDC cooling systems. Within the programme, the participants will exchange skills and knowledge that will allow them to progress towards the key target set for the CDC dew point cooling system, and strengthen collaborative research among different countries and sectors. The advances in the novel CDC dew point cooling system will have potential market opportunities for non-academic participants in the programme, and have significant benefits to European society and economy. The staff members who participate in the programme will develop new skills, be exposed to new research environments and have their career perspectives widened.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF HULL
Address
Cottingham Road
HU6 7RX Hull
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 540 000

Participants (7)

MUNTERS EUROPE AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Isafjordsgatan 1
16426 Kista
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Noskowskiego 12-14
61 704 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
DATA CENTRE ALLIANCE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 67 500
Address
Mill Court, Mill Lane 2-3
RG14 5RE Newbury
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
NPS HUMBER LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 157 500
Address
Lancaster House, 16 Central Avenue St Andrews Business Park
NR7 OHR Norwich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HISENSE GERMANY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
Heerdter Lohweg 51
40549 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Greece
EU contribution
€ 112 500
Address
Odos Souliou 1 & Kalavriton
153 44 Gerakas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (6)

SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Huashan Road 1954
200030 Shanghai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Qing Hua Yuan
100084 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHINA ACADEMY OF BUILDING RESEARCH
China
Address
Bei San Huan Dong Ly 30
100013 Beijing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE TAIYUAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
China
Address
No.79 West Yingze Street
030024 Taiyuan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GUANGDONG UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
China
Address
Waihuan Xi Road 100 Panyu District
510006 Guangzhou
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SHANGXI ZHONGLV ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION GROUP CO LTD
China
Address
Taiyuan High-tech Zone Center Street
030032 Taiyuan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)