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Advanced material for cost-efficient and enhanced heat exchange performance for geothermal application

Deliverables

Thermophysical characterisation of ORC working fluid

As part of task 1.4, the deliverable reports on the characterisation of ORC working fluid in terms of specific heat capacity, density, critical temperature, pressure, thermal conductivity, surface tension etc.

Scalability and manufacturability of phase change HX material

As part of task 5.2 the deliverable reports on scalability issues of the applied methodology of material synthesis for each of the materials develop for phase change heat transfer application.

Ideal flow boiling surface for ORC fluid

As part of task 1.2, this deliverable reports on identification of the characteristics of optimum surfaces for flow boiling heat transfer related to ORC working fluid.

Sustainability assessment of single phase HX material

As part of task 5.3, the deliverable reports on lifecycle analysis (LCA) using SimaPro LCA software through cradle to gate lifecycle approach for the material developed in WP2 including development of LCA and cost models for per meter square of heat transfer surface area for respective types of HXs based on GeoHex engineered surface.

Analysis of HX technologies for geothermal & HXs structures

As part of task 1.1, the deliverable reports on the structure of heat exchanges that will be used to demonstrate materials improvements.

SOA materials for Geothermal HX and limitation

As part of task 1.1, this deliverable reports on the SOA of heat exchanger (HX) materials and its operational limitation regarding the handling of aggressive geothermal brine, HX types along with variants and using FMEA software perform heat exchanger failure analysis through failure mode effect analysis (FMEA).

Ideal condensing surface for water and ORC fluid

As part of task 1.3, the deliverable reports on ideal surface for condensation of water and ORC working fluid in terms of surface morphology and chemistry.

Scalability & manufacturability of single phase HX material

As part of task 5.1, the deliverable reports on scalability issues of the applied methodology of material synthesis for each of the materials develop for single phase heat transfer application.

GeoHex opportunities in geothermal sector

As part of task 1.5, the deliverable reports on formalisation of the GeoHex opportunities within and beyond geothermal energy sector.

A project website

This deliverable announces the launch of the project website as part of task 9.3.

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