Project

Valorization of rest heat through a chemical heat pump

Duration
01 June 2012 → 31 July 2014
Funding
Private funding via IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Inorganic chemistry
    • Macromolecular and materials chemistry
    • Organic chemistry
Keywords
heat pump rest heat recuperation
 
Project description

Huge amounts of waste heat below 140°C are being dissipated in the environment. The project develops a chemical heat pump (inspired on the natural system of energy storage in cells) based on the oligomerization/hydrolysis principle. The heat pump is capable of recuperating about 50% of the rest heat.