New project at IMMS SAS: Hollow Fiber Heat Exchangers with Reduced Permeability for Smart Cities

We would like to inform you that we have become successful applicants for a new international project submitted as part of the 10th call in the EIG CONCERT – Japan program:
Acronym: HFHX
Project name: Hollow Fiber Heat Exchangers with Reduced Permeability for Smart Cities
Responsible researcher: Ing. Jaroslav Longauer, PhD.
Duration of the project: 36 months

Project aims to develop an innovative heat exchangers using polymeric hollow fibers for heat transfer processes including cooling and heating, which have a direct impact on carbon footprint.
Base of studies the polymeric hollow fiber heat exchangers have approximately seven times lower CO2 footprint than actual heat exchangers making them indisputably more environmentally preferable.
Furthermore, due to lower density and more compact design the exchangers made of hollow fibers can dramatically reduce the weight of the system (typically more than 50%), making them more efficient, energy and fuel saving in automotive and aerospace as well in buildings as wall cooling and heating radiant systems for advanced air conditioning applications.
To address this limitation, the present research proposal aims to find innovative solutions such as post-process surface treatments and co-extrusion manufacturing techniques that can sustainably keep the advantages of low CO2 footprint and high efficiency while allowing for a long operational time and high durability.
Application of results will be on design of wall cooling plates and exchangers. They will be tested at existing testing site for building technologies to design wall cooling plates.
In the first phase the original fibers will be used to design a new passive heat exchanger in a modular geometry and operational parameters will be obtained at Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics SAS.