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Advanced material for cost-efficient and enhanced heat exchange performance for geothermal application

Project description

Towards fully efficient geothermal application

Heat exchangers (HXs) play a crucial role in geothermal power plants. Their maintenance is expensive and they are vulnerable to corrosion, especially in the case of organic Rankine cycle (ORC). Existing alternative anticorrosive materials are negative for HX performance and require an increase in HX size. The EU-funded GeoHex project will support the development of novel materials for geothermal use. Using low-cost carbon steel as base, the material surface will be modified with nano porous coating and the side exposed to brine will have (via electroless method) a Ni-P/Ni-P-PTFE duplex coat. These coatings will endow the HXs with anti-scaling, anticorrosion and upgraded heat transfer properties that will significantly improve its performance, efficiency and costs in ORC systems.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2019-RES-TwoStages
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Coordinator

TWI LIMITED
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 711 850

Participants (12)

NYSKOPUNARMIDSTOD ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 360 000
Address
Arleyni 2-8
112 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 652 178,75
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENOGIA
France
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
19 Avenue Paul Heroult
13015 Marseille
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORKUVEITA REYKJAVIKUR SF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 148 125
Address
Baejarhals 1
110 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLOWPHYS AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 357 000
Address
Stollen 14
3030 Drammen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 592 543,75
Address
First Floor, Unit 4, Rutherford House, Manchester Science Park, Pencroft Way
M15 6JJ Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GREIN RESEARCH EHF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 643 125
Address
Heioargeroi 98
108 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 360 348,75
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HASKOLI ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 313 750
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 137 500
Address
Splaiul Independentei 313 Sect 6
060042 Bucharest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SPIKE RENEWABLES SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 413 450
Address
Viale Manfredo Fanti 217
50137 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QUANTUM LEAP JMB MKTG INC
Philippines
EU contribution
€ 49 530
Address
1 Kalya Isable Brgy San Rafel Tarlac Province
2300 Tarlac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)