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Surface Engineering for Thermal Water Separation

Surface Engineering for Thermal Water Separation

Objective

We propose to alter the surface topography and morphology of titanium substrates for phase change heat transfer enhancements using the electrochemical techniques developed in an ERC consolidator grant. The alteration efforts will result in enhanced heat transfer efficiency. The modified titanium substrate will be used to fabricate a thermally enhanced heat exchange device, which will then be used to construct a novel thermal water separation system based on a multi-effect ‘hybrid’ distillation concept for fresh water recovery from seawater or industrial wastewater feed. This system is applicable for desalination and wastewater treatment. The goal of the project is to provide technology demonstrators for such a system, which is expected to have a disruptive high efficiency compared to existing systems.
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Host institution

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Address

Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

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ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 824886

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    30 June 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 150 000

  • EU contribution

    € 150 000

Hosted by:

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland