Novel Energy Recovery System with Flexible Power and Cooling
Oregon State University, Oregon, United States
This novel energy recovery concept with prototype system enhanced by both micro and nano technologies, achieves very high energy recovery efficiency with flexible power and cooling outputs for demand response. The current 5.3 kW prototype, driven by diesel generator waste heat, was initially targeted for military environmental control applications.
Primary Application Area: Energy & Efficiency
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: This novel energy recovery system uses low-grade heat to produce cooling and/or power depending on real-time or seasonal demand, which is incomparable by any other heat activated cooling technologies currently in development. Small and lightweight microchannel heat exchangers are attractive to mobile applications such as military ECUs and refrigerated truck/trailer.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 501
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: DOD Tactical Energy Systems
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners