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Developing a standard modularised solution for flexible and adaptive integration of heat recovery and thermal storage capable of recovery and management of waste heat

Objective

Waste heat is a problem common to high temperature processing industries as a significantly underused resource, often due to challenges in economic heat valorisation. Secondary aluminium recycling and ceramic processing were identified as key examples with economically recoverable waste heat. Several challenges are inherent; these processes are batch-based rather than continuous with corrosive particulate-laden flue gas over a wide temperature range. The Smartrec system meets these challenges by development of a standard, modular solution for integration of heat recovery with thermal storage that valorises medium to high grade waste heat, adaptable to different temperatures and industries. Following end-user analysis and characterisation of exhaust streams and waste products, full life cycle costing and assessment will be carried out with candidate molten salts selected for thermal storage and heat transfer fluid, validated by corrosion testing. A custom heat pipe heat exchanger will be modelled and designed around the requirements of heat transport capacity wick structure and capable of heat exchange with a molten salt pumping loop. This loop will include dual media thermocline thermal storage system with cost/system modelling, validation and instrumentation incorporated. A pilot Smartrec system will be constructed and deployed in a secondary aluminium recycler and/or ceramic processor valorising high grade heat for continuous energy-intensive salt-cake recycling. Smartrec will be validated by integration with existing systems with >6 months operation including a fully developed instrumentation framework. A knowledge-based tool will be developed containing all relevant Smartrec parameters and information to model the system fully and allow users to determine their requirements, potential benefits and integrate Smartrec into their own systems via an open access workshop hosted by the consortium.

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-EE-2016-PPP

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ALTEK EUROPE LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 927 625,13
Address
Lakeside House Turnoaks Business Park - Burley Close
S40 2UB Chesterfield
United Kingdom

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East Midlands (England) Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire East Derbyshire
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 397 553,63

Participants (8)

TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 776 036,25
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge

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East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 37 500,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 742 576,25
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECONOTHERM (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 292 092,50
Address
Unit F1 Waterton Road
CF31 3YY Bridgend

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Wales West Wales and The Valleys Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 125 182,50
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LASINDUSTRIAS CERAMICAS AICE
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 124 187,50
Address
Campus Universitario Riu Sec
12006 Castellon

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Este Comunitat Valenciana Castellón/Castelló
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SPIKE RENEWABLES SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 235 901,14
Address
Viale Manfredo Fanti 217
50137 Firenze

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 101 100,49
IKNOWHOW SA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 150 018,75
Address
Leoforos Kifisias 340
15 451 Athina

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 64 293,75
FLOWPHYS AS
Norway
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€ 215 687,50
Address
Stollen 14
3030 Drammen

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 92 437,50
TECHNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 241 500,00
Address
First Floor, Unit 4, Rutherford House, Manchester Science Park, Pencroft Way
M15 6JJ Manchester

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 103 500,00