Enabling Technology Project
E9 Waste-Heat Recovery Technology
Outline of the area
Focusing on large amounts of waste heat, our goal in this ALCA Enabling Technology Project is to surpass the conventional technologies by innovating technologies for waste-heat reduction, recovery, and storage. We especially focus on low-temperature waste heat that is produced massively but is difficult to be converted into electricity.
Using waste heat, we develop a highly efficient steam engine operated at less than 100°C and a thermoacoustic engine operated at less than 300°C. In the latter, we not only examine power generation but also the refrigerating machine.