Organic Rankine Cycle for Coolant Energy Recovery in Heavy Duty Trucks

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Context

The increasing fuel prices and especially the increasingly restrictive automotive emission standards force car and truck manufacturers to turn towards more ecological solutions to reduce fuel consumption. Due to its simple architecture and functioning principle, the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) is a promising technology for Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) in trucks and can lead to significant fuel savings. While exhaust gases are already a well-known target for WHR, the engine coolant, which exhibits the same energy recovery potential, is less studied certainly due to its lower exergy level. However, engine coolant as an energy source shows some advantages: high-temperature materials dealing with exhaust gases corrosive properties are not necessary, the slow transient behavior of the hot source makes the superheat (SH) control easier and the liquid hot source leads to a compact evaporator.

 

 

Figure 1: Integration of the Rankine cycle in the truck cooling package.

Objectives

  • Develop and validate experimentally a dynamic simulation model of a Rankine cycle for coolant energy recovery in Simulink;
  • Try to minimize the instrumentation of the system (to be put on a truck) for compacity;
  • Try to optimize the control of the system to reach the highest recoverable power.

 

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BRICKER aims to develop a retrofitting solution package for existing public-owned non-residential buildings in order to achieve a drastic reduction of the energy consumption (beyond 50%) and GHG emissions in this sector. 

This retrofitting package is based on:

  • Envelope retrofitting solutions for demand reduction through made-to-measure façades, innovative insulation materials and high performance windows.
  • Zero emissions energy production technologies based on a cogeneration system fed with locally available and clean renewable sources.
  • Integration and operation strategies´ development for the BRICKER Technologies and guidance for design, commissioning and maintenance.

The retrofitting solution package will be implemented in three real demonstration multi-buildings complexes, located in different climate conditions in three different European Countries and with different end-uses: Sanitary, Educational and Administrative.

To maximize impact and replicability of the project, technologies´ integration, guidance for implementation and technological transfer to Social Housing will be developed. These should help public bodies on implementation of optimal building retrofitting strategies, taking into account economic and financial aspects in the framework of limited access to funding, breakthroughs and innovative business models and continuous operation strategies during renovation.

- See more at: http://bricker.imginternet.it/Project/Overall_Objective.kl#sthash.syOIdod0.dpuf

BRICKER aims to develop a retrofitting solution package for existing public-owned non-residential buildings in order to achieve a drastic reduction of the energy consumption (beyond 50%) and GHG emissions in this sector. 

This retrofitting package is based on:

  • Envelope retrofitting solutions for demand reduction through made-to-measure façades, innovative insulation materials and high performance windows.
  • Zero emissions energy production technologies based on a cogeneration system fed with locally available and clean renewable sources.
  • Integration and operation strategies´ development for the BRICKER Technologies and guidance for design, commissioning and maintenance.

The retrofitting solution package will be implemented in three real demonstration multi-buildings complexes, located in different climate conditions in three different European Countries and with different end-uses: Sanitary, Educational and Administrative.

To maximize impact and replicability of the project, technologies´ integration, guidance for implementation and technological transfer to Social Housing will be developed. These should help public bodies on implementation of optimal building retrofitting strategies, taking into account economic and financial aspects in the framework of limited access to funding, breakthroughs and innovative business models and continuous operation strategies during renovation.

- See more at: http://bricker.imginternet.it/Project/Overall_Objective.kl#sthash.syOIdod0.dpuf

BRICKER aims to develop a retrofitting solution package for existing public-owned non-residential buildings in order to achieve a drastic reduction of the energy consumption (beyond 50%) and GHG emissions in this sector. 

This retrofitting package is based on:

  • Envelope retrofitting solutions for demand reduction through made-to-measure façades, innovative insulation materials and high performance windows.
  • Zero emissions energy production technologies based on a cogeneration system fed with locally available and clean renewable sources.
  • Integration and operation strategies´ development for the BRICKER Technologies and guidance for design, commissioning and maintenance.

The retrofitting solution package will be implemented in three real demonstration multi-buildings complexes, located in different climate conditions in three different European Countries and with different end-uses: Sanitary, Educational and Administrative.

To maximize impact and replicability of the project, technologies´ integration, guidance for implementation and technological transfer to Social Housing will be developed. These should help public bodies on implementation of optimal building retrofitting strategies, taking into account economic and financial aspects in the framework of limited access to funding, breakthroughs and innovative business models and continuous operation strategies during renovation.

- See more at: http://bricker.imginternet.it/Project/Overall_Objective.kl#sthash.syOIdod0.dpuf

BRICKER aims to develop a retrofitting solution package for existing public-owned non-residential buildings in order to achieve a drastic reduction of the energy consumption (beyond 50%) and GHG emissions in this sector. 

This retrofitting package is based on:

  • Envelope retrofitting solutions for demand reduction through made-to-measure façades, innovative insulation materials and high performance windows.
  • Zero emissions energy production technologies based on a cogeneration system fed with locally available and clean renewable sources.
  • Integration and operation strategies´ development for the BRICKER Technologies and guidance for design, commissioning and maintenance.

The retrofitting solution package will be implemented in three real demonstration multi-buildings complexes, located in different climate conditions in three different European Countries and with different end-uses: Sanitary, Educational and Administrative.

To maximize impact and replicability of the project, technologies´ integration, guidance for implementation and technological transfer to Social Housing will be developed. These should help public bodies on implementation of optimal building retrofitting strategies, taking into account economic and financial aspects in the framework of limited access to funding, breakthroughs and innovative business models and continuous operation strategies during renovation.

- See more at: http://bricker.imginternet.it/Project/Overall_Objective.kl#sthash.syOIdod0.dpuf


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