Energetic and environmental optimisation of drying process by integration of heat pumps (HP4Drying)

The main target of this project is to integrate HPs into different industrial drying processes in order to exploit the corresponding advantages by energetic and environmental optimization. The focus is on convective dryers because they are used most frequently and can be most conveniently modified to integrate HPs. By adapting HPs to operate under varying temperature levels (by using fluid mixtures, hybrid and multi-stage HPs, HPs with variable pressure ratio etc.) and developing innovative control systems, HPs could better follow the drying process. Thus the average efficiency of the HPs would increase substantially.

WP1
TECHNOLOGY EXPLORATION
 
WP 2: STATE OF THE ART HPD
 
TECHNOLOGY TRANSLATION
 
WP 3: PROCESS INTEGRATION & CONTROL HPD
 

WP 4: DEMONSTRATION HPD
LAB-SCALE and/or PILOT-SCALE and/or INDUSTRIAL SCALE

 
WP 5: ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECT   WP 6: BRANCH-SPECIFIC TECHNICAL & ECONOMICAL FEASIBILITY
 
TECHNOLOGY VALORISATION
 
WP 7: BRANCH-ORIENTED INDUSTRIAL CASE-STUDIES
 
WP 8: DISSEMINATION