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Energy harvesting via wetting/drying cycles with nanoporous electrodes

Project description

Innovative low-grade waste heat harvesting

Conversion, transportation and end-use processes result in massive amounts of energy waste in the form of low-grade heat. Existing technologies for conversion of low-grade waste heat into electricity are expensive. The EU-funded EHAWEDRY project proposes an innovative conversion concept that relies on coupling charging/discharging cycles of electrochemical supercapacitors with the drying/wetting of their nanoporous electrodes. The concept exploits the proportionality of the capacitor capacity to its electrode/electrolyte contact area. The project envisages an innovative harvester prototype that reaches volumetric power densities, comparable to established waste heat recovery technologies such as Rankine cycle engines. The prototype presents design flexibility, scalability and potential for the cost-effective harvesting of low-grade waste heat.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 556 500

Participants (7)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 471 875
Address
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 441 250
Address
C/ Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1
08930 Sant Adria De Besos
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 453 625
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
F.D. OVCHARENKO INSTITUTE OF BIO-COLLOIDAL CHEMISTRY OF NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 219 500
Address
Vernadskyy Avenue 42
03142 Kyiv
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 399 865
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
R2M SOLUTION SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Via Fratelli Cuzio 42
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TERMIGO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 205 000
Address
C/ Velluters 18-2 Parque Empresarial
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)