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Sustainable Smart De-Icing by Surface Engineering of Acoustic Waves

Project description

Acoustic waves as a novel solution for de-icing of industrial facilities

Icing on surfaces is a regular phenomenon that can result in catastrophic events and heavily affects the performance of industrial facilities. The EU-funded SOUNDofICE project is bringing together anti-icing specialists, materials scientists and engineers to test whether high frequency (MHz-order) surface acoustic waves can be used to remove ice from surfaces in a smart and sustainable way. To that end, the project will work on a solution based on the surface engineering of acoustic waves capable of working in harsh conditions at a minimum energetic cost. Specifically, it will develop models of surface wave atom excitation of ice aggregates and integrate acoustic transducers into large areas. Overall, the project aims to show how its de-icing strategy beats current methods. The technology will be tested and its future transfer to key EU players in aeronautics, renewable energy and household appliances will be reviewed.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 942 862,50

Participants (6)

FUNDACJA PARTNERSTWA TECHNOLOGICZNEGO TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS
Poland
EU contribution
€ 750 177,50
Address
Ul. Pawinskiego 5A
02-106 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER FESTKOERPER- UND WERKSTOFFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 695 120
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 20
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 692 902,50
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 633 102,50
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
VILLINGER GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 191 415
Address
Gewerbepark 6
6142 Mieders
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EnerOcean S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 302 046,25
Address
Boulevar Louis Pateur 5, Oficina 321
29010 Málaga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)