The key problem with current domestic Gas Water Heating Systems (GWHS) is inefficient combustion of the natural gas by the metal flame burner, which results in high emissions of nitrogen oxides Knox and carbon monoxide CO typically in the range of 50-100 parts per million (pip). These gases are harmful to life by inhalation and addressed by EU Legislation. The project aims to develop and demonstrate theta ceramic catalytic burners for GWHS will reduce emissions of Knox and Co to 10 pip, so improving quality of health. The major project objectives are the design, development, modelling and testing of cost effective ceramic catalytic bunkers. Successful development of these will allow the SME partners to gain a significant competitive edge both within the EU and global markets. Air quality standards are an important environmental issue to both the EU and the international community. This project is a step towards the EU consolidating these standards. At the end of the project the consortium aims to deliver a procedure for the manufacture of a ceramic catalytic burner and its integration into a domestic GWHS.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards
DE5 8JH Ripley