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A novel tri-generation electrogasdynamic converter system (TRI-GEN EGD)

Objective

Many buildings require simultaneous electricity, heating and cooling. The proposed regeneration EGD system could meet this requirement. This system is based on the integration of an ejector refrigeration cycle and an electro gasdynamic (EGD)converter. The former is used to produce cooling and heating and the latter are employed to convert thermal energy into electrical energy. The key component of the system is an EGD ejector and the electrodes of the EGD converter are mounted on the ejector. The system is therefore simple compared with conventional CHP sytems. The system could employ ''ozone-friendly" refrigerants such as water, methanol, ethanol, hydrocarbons, hydrofluoroethers (HFEs) or hydro fluorocarbons(HFCs). The system may be driven by solar energy, waste heat geothermal energy or hybrid heat source. Use of this system will be a contribution to the reduction of CO2 emission. This study will benefit European relevant industries.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF PORTO
Address
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
4200-465 Porto
Portugal

Participants (5)

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Ramat - Aviv
THERMACORE EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Wansbeck 12, Business Park
NE63 8QW Newcastle Upon Tyne
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
University of Patras
Greece
Address
Rion
26500 Patras
VENTURI JET PUMPS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Venturi House, Edensor Road, Longton, Stoke On Tre
ST3 2QE Stoke-on-trent