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Heat Recovery out of Cold Production through CO2, Artesis Plantijn University College Antwerp

Traditional cooling or freezing systems in the industry release  the heat that has been withdrawn to cool or freeze to the external environment. This means that the heat produced by cooling or freezing is wasted. The current research project “Heat recovery out of cold production through CO2” investigates how waste heat could be used in industrial applications.

Coolants used in traditional cooling installations produce low-grade heat of max. 50°C. To be useful in industrial applications, the waste heat should be high-grade heat with a temperature as high as possible. By using CO2 as an alternative coolant, the cooling and freezing installation will produce high-grade heat and could therefore be recycled in industrial applications.

An experimental installation has been built at the AP University College. The research team is running experiments in order to analyse the most optimal operational conditions. The energy return of the heat recovery system will be described, as well as the conditions for which the new system is economically profitable. The new technique could mean a major ecological improvement for several industries.


 

Institution: Artesis Plantijn University College Antwerp

Research group: Department of Science and Technology

Address: Artesis Plantijn University College Antwerp, Ellermanstraat 33, B-2060 Antwerp

Website: http://www.ap.be/wetenschap-en-techniek/node/1799

Project coordinator: Bert Verhasselt
Telephone: +32 (0)479 50 20 31
E-mail: bert.verhasselt@ap.be


 

 

 



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