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Pitot probe for non-ideal compressible flows of organic fluids for renewable energy applications

Project description

New pitot tube improves the efficiency of organic Ranking cycle

The organic Rankine cycle (ORC) is one of the most economic and efficient ways of generating electricity from low-temperature heat sources of limited capacity. It is a thermodynamic cycle that uses a working fluid different from water to convert heat into work. Non-ideal compressible fluid dynamics is largely encountered in ORCs. Calibration of the measuring instrument is therefore key to improving the quality of plant measurements and the overall energy conversion process. The EU-funded PROVA project aims to scale up their newly developed accurate multipurpose probe for non-ideal flows, called non-ideal pitot probe. Its successful commercialisation will allow more effective ORC heat recovery from lower temperature sources such as biomass combustion, industrial waste heat, geothermal heat, or solar ponds.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-PoC
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Host institution

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 150 000

Beneficiaries (1)

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments