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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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF HULL
Net EU contribution
€ 540 000,00
Address
Cottingham Road
HU6 7RX Hull
United Kingdom

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire Kingston upon Hull, City of
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 220 500,00

Participants (8)

MUNTERS EUROPE AB

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Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Isafjordsgatan 1
16426 Kista
Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Noskowskiego 12-14
61 704 Poznan

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Region
Makroregion północno-zachodni Wielkopolskie Miasto Poznań
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 36 000,00
DATA CENTRE ALLIANCE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 94 500,00
Address
Mill Court, Mill Lane 2-3
RG14 5RE Newbury

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 36 000,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 162 000,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 94 500,00
NPS HUMBER LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 130 500,00
Address
Lancaster House, 16 Central Avenue St Andrews Business Park
NR7 OHR Norwich

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Region
East of England East Anglia Norwich and East Norfolk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 67 500,00
HISENSE GERMANY GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 117 000,00
Address
Heerdter Lohweg 51
40549 Dusseldorf

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 153 000,00
APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 45 000,00
Address
Odos Souliou 1 & Kalavriton
153 44 Gerakas

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 81 000,00
GREEN BUILDING AND LOW-CARBON TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CENTER LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 67 500,00
Address
16 Commerce Square Lace Market
NG1 1HS Nottingham

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
East Midlands (England) Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Nottingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (6)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Huashan Road 1954
200030 Shanghai

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 103 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Qing Hua Yuan
100084 Beijing

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 126 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CHINA ACADEMY OF BUILDING RESEARCH
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Bei San Huan Dong Ly 30
100013 Beijing

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 126 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE TAIYUAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
No.79 West Yingze Street
030024 Taiyuan

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 126 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

GUANGDONG UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Waihuan Xi Road 100 Panyu District
510006 Guangzhou

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 126 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SHANGXI ZHONGLV ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION GROUP CO LTD
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Taiyuan High-tech Zone Center Street
030032 Taiyuan

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 81 000,00