Presentation of Encontech's Isobaric-expansion engine at RTL Z TV program "De Barometer"
Encontech has developed, constructed and tested a heat-driven refrigeration set-up based on isobaric expansion (IE) engine-compressor.
The IE engine-compressor uses hot water with temperature of 50-60C as a heat source and cooled by tap water with temperature of about 20C.
The set-up generates cold with temperature up to -10C using refrigerant R134a as working fluid -
This information can also be found at the project CHESTER website https://www.chester-project.eu/news/current-progress-on-the-individual-technologies/.
Isobaric expansion engine generating shaft power/electricity using warm water with temperature below 85C – VIDEO.
This information can also be found at the project CHESTER website https://www.chester-project.eu/news/ie-engine-pump-in-ects-laboratory-video/.
From April 1, 2018 Encontech is involved in EU project "Compressed heat energy storage for energy from renewable sources" – CHESTER.
Information on the project can be found at the project website https://www.chester-project.eu.
The new concept paper on Isobaric Expansion Engines: New Opportunities in Energy Conversion for Heat Engines, Pumps and Compressors was published in the
Energies journal, 2018, 11(1), 154.
The article on Model-based Analysis of Novel Heat Engines for Low-Temperature Heat Conversion was published
in the Chemical Engineering Transactions, Volume 57.
The project Solar powered water pump for reverse osmosis desalination was made possible by NPRP grant # 8-547-2-222 from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation).
Dow Benelux B.V., University of Twente and Encontech B.V. started a collaborative project PCR-1: High temperature chemical reactions in pulsed compression reactors aiming to substantiate the feasibility of the pulsed compression reactor technology for a number of industrially important reactions.
The project Heat driven water pump (Warmte aangedreven pomp voor rondpompen van water) is sponsored by tthe European Union and the European Regional Development Fund, project number PROJ-00035.
The project Liquid Compression Reactors is sponsored by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland), Mkb-innovatiestimulering Regio en Topsectoren (MIT), project number MTHLA15053.
The Final Meeting of the Up-THERM project was held in Rome on June 5th with the aim of providing the Consortium with updates on the results of the technical work carried out in P2 and of discussing about the final reporting procedures for completing the project activities. The date of this meeting was anticipated respect to the official end date of the project to gather all the partners before the summer break and discuss about how to properly handle the completion of the project activities from both a technical and promotional point of view.
The Kick-Off Meeting represents the official start of the research project Up-THERM (Innovative high efficiency phase change fluid based heat engine) funded by the European Commission under the FP7. The meeting was held in Rome at the LABOR headquarter, hosted by the Coordinator TEP ENERGY SOLUTION.
The project objective is the development of an innovative engine which could be used as a prime mover for micro- and mini-CHP applications.
Our two posters were presented together with Twente University in Natural Gas Conversion Symposium in Doha, Qatar. The poster Liquid compression chemical reactors
is the Second Place Poster Award Winner.
The article on Single-piston alternative to Stirling engines was published in the
Applied Energy Journal, Vol. 97, Pages 743–748.
The final project brochure of the Bioliquids-CHP project is now available. This brochure presents an overview of the main project achievements and highlights some conclusions and perspectives towards future development. The full title of this collaborative project was: Engine and turbine combustion for combined heat and power production.
The article on Steam reforming of methane by rapid compression–expansion was published
in the Fuel Journal, Volume 94, Pages 298–304.
The article on pulsed compression technology was published in the
Magazine Monitor, January 2007 (in Dutch).
This article 'Doobrak in de chemische technologie' you can read here.
The 19th International Symposia on Chemical Reaction Engineering
(ISCRE) in Potsdam, Germany.
Poster: Pulsed compression: advanced technology for high temperature, high pressure processes.
Regenerative heat to mechanical energy converter with a dense working fluid is a simple and economical alternative to state-of-the-art types of heat engines in power range up to several MW.
Liquid compression reactors are novel types of multi-
reactors in which high
pressures and high
generated by a liquid
directly in the reactor.