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Using blast furnace waste heat to convert various wastes into new raw materials for low energy glass manufacturing

This project aims to use the waste heat from blast furnaces to convert various industry wastes into high value raw materials for the glass and cement industries to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. This project will: i) model for maximised utilisation of the waste energy; ii) establish the impact of any organic residues present […]

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Published: November 3rd, 2021
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Improved Energy Efficiency of Float Glass Production

This project aims to develop and exploit modern advancements in machine learning to improve the efficiency of float glass production. It is part of a suite of activities that the NSG Group is undertaking to simultaneously improve product quality and reduce carbon emissions. The outcomes of this project will decrease the overall carbon footprint (reduced […]

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Published: November 3rd, 2021
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Feasibility study on valorisation of paper mill sludge (PMS) to manufacture Eco-bricks: Towards decarbonisation and sustainability in construction

The processing of pulp and paper products yields a significant amount of waste referred to as pulp and paper mill sludge (PPMS or PMS) which represent some of the most significant waste problems faced by the foundation industries. Prior studies have indicated that PPMS and PMS may be used in their raw or composted forms […]

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Published: November 3rd, 2021
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Investigation of a Flat Heat Pipe for high temperature waste heat recovery from metal slabs

This project will utilise heat pipe technology to develop an innovative waste heat recovery system that can capture wasted radiative heat from hot slabs (wall temperatures >500°C). The recovered heat will be transferred by the heat pipe system to a suitable heat sink fluid that will deliver this heat to an application within the steel […]

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Published: November 3rd, 2021
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THERMCAST: Valorisation of foundry sands as medium-high temperature waste heat recovery materials

The industrial sector in the UK accounts for 17 % of its overall energy consumption, the majority of which is in the form of heat (BEIS, 2017). Waste heat recovery (WHR) and reuse are thus the next frontiers for energy-intensive industries. Among available technologies, thermal energy storage (TES) is a cost-effective and versatile solution for […]

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Published: November 3rd, 2021
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