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 plant. This will facilitate the capture of heat energy otherwise wasted and will reduce the running cost of the plant and its carbon footprint. The project will see the heat pipe system being theoretically designed, lab tested and validated in a real-life environment.
Professor Hussam Jouhara
Brunel University London
Prof. Hussam Jouhara is a Chair in Thermofluids at Brunel University London. He is the head of the Heat Pipe and Thermal Management Research Group, which hosts a multitude of research activities supported by national and international research councils. His innovative design methods have led to applications of the heat pipe technology in over 32 countries, and many granted international patents. The development of heat pipe heat exchangers, produced by Prof. Jouhara, has been applied to many industries, such as recovering waste heat from ceramics, steel industry, food processing, solar PV thermal management and thermal energy storage using phase change materials Recent major projects that deal with the development of water and heat recovery include iWAYS of which Prof. Jouhara is the scientific and technical director.