Metal-to-Power: Towards implementation of metal powders as CO2-free fuels, development of experimental and numerical tools

Metal-to-Power (M2P) is a new, promising technology of power generation by combustion/oxidation of metal powders. When established, the M2P technology has the potential to replace currently used, depleting hydrocarbon fuels in many high-energy-density applications (for example in coal fired power stations, high-temperature heating processes in industry or heavy-duty transport like ships and trucks). A technical implementation of the ideas behind M2P technology requires a lot of scientific knowledge, which is currently lacking. By studying (both experimentally and numerically) the behavior of elemental dust flames as a function of different parameters and conditions in this project, we strive to provide knowledge on flame propagation in metal dusts. Such knowledge is of key importance for making well-justified, meaningful decisions during the development of prototype devices based on the M2P technology.

  • Projectnummer / Project number: 17688
  • Deelnemende kennisinstellingen / Participating institutes: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • Gebruikers / Users: 3 bedrijven / 3 companies
  • Projectleider / Project leader: Prof. dr. ir. L.P.H. de Goey, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • Type project / Type project: Lopend
  • Startdatum / Start date: 2-09-2019
  • Einddatum / End date: 1-08-2023
  • Programma / Programme: Open Technologieprogramma
  • Vakgebied / Discipline: Werktuigbouwkunde / Mechanical engineering


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