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Smart Ceramic Hollow Fibers for Energy Efficient Gas and Vapour Sorption

Project description

A hot idea for thermal regulation enhances the energy efficiency of gas separation

Separation and purification are ubiquitous processes used in industry, environmental science, synthetic chemistry and more. Many separation processes rely on adsorption, or passing a mixture over a 'bed' containing an adsorbent to which a certain component of the mixture will 'stick'. Current adsorption processes for gas and vapour separation consume significant amounts of energy due to waste heat generation and the long times required to regenerate the adsorbent. The EU-funded SmartSorp project has an innovative way to solve both these issues using smart ceramic hollow fibres that regulate heat and redirect it onto the adsorbent later for fast regeneration.

Coordinator

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Net EU contribution
€ 191 149,44
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00