Recycling waste heat for domestic or commercial heating

The project aims to investigate and possibly design and/or create a prototype to efficiently extract waste heat from domestic or commercial heat sources and recycling the energy for useful heating applications. This encompass a thorough study of the literature to investigate feasibility of current heat-exchanger technology, design and manufacture of the heat-exchanger device/prototype, numerical study of its effectiveness and real-world implementation of the technology in a domestic or commercial setting.

The project will be working in partnership with the Energy Technology Partnership as the BDM for Energy Conversion and Storage. The outcome of the project and application will likely involve industrial collaboration with a local company in Scotland to work on a novel heat exchange system which is being developed in a kitchen environment in a fast food restaurant.

Supervisor name: 
Yeaw Chu Lee
Supervisor and Deputy email addresses: 
y.c.lee@hw.ac.uk
w.fruh@hw.ac.uk

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Deputy name: 
Wolf Fruh