The world's first hydrogen energy technology waste heat recovery research
A team led by the University of London recently launched a hydrogen research project that for the first time developed a new way to recover industrial waste heat and decarbonate the heating and cooling processes with new hydrogen technologies, foreign media reported. The project will examine new ways to heat and cool energy-intensive industries, including steel, glass, paper and food.
The new method of recovering waste heat by hydrogen technology has three main advantages:
1. Huge costs and energy savings - approximately 60% of the waste heat generated by UK industry (approximately 48 / can be reused in regional networks. This provides an important opportunity for industry to save money and energy.
2. Use of new hydrogen technologies to significantly reduce carbon emissions.
3. Due to the low cost of heat recovery equipment, the recoverable temperature range can range from 40 to 1650 degrees C,resulting in more energy and cost savings than renewable energy sources.
New hydrogen technologies to be studied include:
1. Chemical heat pumps recover different levels of waste heat.
2. Long-distance transport networks to transmit recycled energy more efficiently.
3. Advanced heating and cooling systems.
The lead researcher is ProfessorYunting Ge,professor of architectural services engineering at the University of London, and his two other partners are also from the UK. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will fund the three-year project, which starts in January 2021. Industrial waste recovery can significantly reduce carbon emissions by decarbonization of heating and cooling systems, says Prof Ge. Their research will explore new ways for industry to reuse residual heat and convert it into heating and cooling. About 60% of the waste heat generated by British industry can be reused.