D4.4 Validation of the developed model for lab-scale experiments

1 Scope

The aim of this report is to validate the modelling and simulation methodology capable of selecting the most promising adsorber material for a given cooling scenario based on its thermophysical properties developed within the Hycool project. In order to do so, the model has tested outside the conditions used for its proof of concept, i.e. for different materials and different experimental conditions.

To this aim, experimental, modelling, simulation and data analysis methodologies has to be developed specifically:
1. Valid experimental setup have to be adapted to the validation needs
2. Experiments have to be carried on specifically prepared samples
3. Theoretical models have to be adapted to include the specific experimental conditions
4. The experimental results have to be critically analysed to highlight the most interesting features for the project (i.e. the adsorption process characteristics)
5. The results of simulations and experiments have to be quantitatively analysed to evaluate the validity of the modelling approach and to gain precious insights on the adsorbent materials.

2 Audience

The deliverable is publicly accessible on the Hycool project website. It is meant to be useful for researchers and engineers interested in understanding the behaviour of adsorption materials and processes. Specifically heat pumps developers might want to use the approach here described to screen different adsorbent material alternatives. Materials developers, instead, might use the tools here produced to understand the applicability of their products in heating and cooling solutions.

3 Abbreviations

TJS – Temperature Jump Setup of the IBM Zürich
IR – Infra-Red
RMF – Resorcinol-Melamine-Formaldehyde
D4.3 – Hycool Project Deliverable D4.3

4 Structure

• Section 1: contains an overview of this document, providing its scope, audience and structure
• Section 2: contains an overview of experimental setup and procedures used for the validation of the model
• Section 3: contains the methods applied to extend the validity of the previously developed model
• Section 4: contains the results obtained concerning the equilibrium properties
• Section 5: contains the results obtained concerning the dynamic properties
• Section 6: contains the conclusions drawn from the obtained results.

D8.4 Market Analysis

This deliverable “D8.4 Market Analysis” describes the real-world context of the expected HyCool project impact. Specifically, the competitive landscape of the main HyCool project results (Chapter 2), the market characteristics of industrial solar cooling (Chapter 3), the target countries (Chapter 4), and industrial sectors (Chapter 5) aimed at for replication.

D3.5 Manufacturing and Commissioning of the Full-Scale Hybrid Heat Pump

In the scope of WP3 the first prototype of the solar driven hybrid heat pump for industrial applications has been designed, manufactured, commissioned, and tested. The thorough tests performed at ITAE have shown, that this solution is energy efficient and brings benefits in form of reduction in energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

The scope of this deliverable is to describe the process of scaling-up, manufacturing and commissioning of the hybrid heat pumps for the two demo sites in the project.

D4.3 Model Capable of Estimating the Performance of a Given Adsorption Chiller Set-Up and a Given Adsorber Material for a Given Application Scenario

The aim of this report is to provide a modelling and simulation methodology capable of selecting the most promising adsorber material for a given cooling scenario based on its thermophysical properties. In order to provide the best possible compromise between speed and accuracy of the screening and evaluation process, a two-step approach is proposed, with increasing level of detail and therefore accuracy of the evaluation.

In particular, the aim was to develop and publish a method universally usable, which means:
– Adapt to most of the state-of-the-art adsorber material classes,
– Available to anyone,
– Independent on the heat exchanger design,
– Easy to implement in various scenarios.

To satisfy these requirements it was decided to implement:
– A description of materials and processes as general as possible,
– Using open source resources,
– Proposing a modelling approach base on the material properties only,
– Using an object-oriented approach.

D8.5 Business Models and Plans

This deliverable (D8.5) investigatesthe key exploitable results(KERs) that were derived from the exploitable result (ER) table presented in D8.3 (Annex I). The selection process considered the
product or service maturity and commercial potential.
Chapter 2 is a general overview of the methodology used in the processes of business model development, and Chapter 3 describes the five value propositions of the following chosen KERs:
1. The Fahrenheit Hybrid Heat Pumps (HHP)
2. The Ecotherm Solar Thermal Concentrator (STC)
3. The Ecotherm Energy Management System (EMS)
4. The AIT Phase Change Materials (PCM) Storage
5. The HyCool Start-up
The value mapping in Chapter 3 defines the fit between the value propositions and the associated customer segments by analysing pains and gains as well as pain relievers and gain
creators. This process was developed through exploitation forms (Annex II) and related workshops led by the HyCool innovation manager R2M for brainstorming directly with the KER
Based on the value mapping, the canvases in Chapter 4 show nine building blocks of the KER business models, and they include the strategic information for implementation of the
commercialisation and marketing strategies.
Due to the public nature of this document, costs and revenues) are only reported in a limited fashion due to the fact that they contain sensitive information.
This document will be partially updated at the conclusion of HyCool where the contribution from market analysis deliverable (D8.4) will be used to develop the SWOT (strengths, weakness,
opportunities, and threats) analysis. That update will also consider the replicability of the interventions at the pilot sites, including from a Latin American perspective where Givaudan has
several production sites that will be a key focus for HyCool market deployment.

D9.5 Public Communication Materials

Executive summary

This document (D9.5) contains the set of HYCOOL public communication materials established for M6. As the corporate identity with the HYCOOL logo was already included in the HYCOOL Dissemination and exploitation strategic plan (D9.3, M3) and the HYCOOL website was also previously launched and described in deliverable D9.4 (HYCOOL Public website), the communication materials included here are as follows: the project presentation, the posters, the brochure, the newsletter, the presentation video, and the social media.


D9.2 Workshop Series

Executive summary

This deliverable (D9.2) is the main document describing in detail the series of workshops related to the HyCool Stakeholder Workshop task (T9.2). The four workshops with the stakeholders involved in HyCool will serve as the basis for the development of the set of needs and market analysis (T8.3). Two of them will be planned, hosted, and executed by the partners providing the demo sites. The other two workshops will be strategically timed to facilitate a more targeted stakeholder integration, taking place in large renewable energy events and focusing on specific topics to maximize outreach and impact. Workshops will be overseen by the Work Package leader Comet to ensure consistency and quality and to integrate outputs into the market analysis report.

D.3.4 Design review of the hybrid heat pump

Executive Summary

This document is the deliverable “D3.4 – Design review of the hybrid heat pump” in the European project “HYCOOL – Industrial Cooling through Hybrid system based on Solar Heat” (hereinafter also referred to as “HYCOOL”, project reference: 792073). HyCool Project Mission is increasing the current use of Solar Heat in Industry Processes, and to do so the project proposes the coupling of a new Fresnel CSP Solar thermal collectors (FCSP) system with specially build Hybrid Heat Pumps (HHP) (a “two in one” combination of adsorption and compressor-based heat pumps) for a wider output temperature range (Solar Heating & Cooling –SHC-), and a wide range of design and operational configurations to increase the potential implementation of the proposed Solar Heat in industrial environments. The solutions encompassed in the project will be implemented and tested in operational processes in two different pilot cases in the food and chemical industry. The food case pilot is hosted by Bo de Deb. which represents a small food industry in a high solar irradiation area with cooling needs in the production processes. Here the industrial cold installation is necessary for the good preservation of the product. The chemical case pilot targets industries with several processes in high solar irradiation areas with steam and cooling needs. This pilot is hosted by Givaudan where the cold installation makes use of a brine chiller to keep the water entering the liquid ring of the vacuum pumps at 7.C.

The purpose of this deliverable is to describe the key findings of the review process, which focuses on the design of the Hybrid Heat Pump. This report contains the findings with regard to control strategy, the interconnection of the heat pumps, selection of the suitable adsorbent and refrigerant, as well as an optimal size of the HHP.

D.3.3 Experimental characterization of the hybrid heat pump module

Executive Summary

This document is the Deliverable “D3.3 – Experimental characterization of the hybrid heat pump module ” of the European project “HYCOOL – Industrial Cooling through Hybrid system based on Solar Heat.” (hereinafter also referred to as “HYCOOL”, project reference: 792073).

This deliverable reports about the experimental performance evaluation of the hybrid cascading chiller under lab-controlled working conditions. The chiller was manufactured by Fahrenheit by connecting in cascade a silica-gel water adsorption cooling machine with a vapour compression chiller using R1270 (propylene) as refrigerant.

D.1.1 Interim first year report on project management

Executive Summary

The present deliverable D1.1 Interim first-year report on project management, hereafter named interim report (IR), contains the necessary information for the Hycool to evaluate the state of implementation of the project, mainly the work plan, the timely review of the scheduled milestones and deliverables will allow an efficient project implementation as well as concrete options for adjustments of management procedures, compliance with the provisions of the EC, finances, and monitors each partner’s costs, the financial situation of the project and all administrative matters. The technical part contains a concise statement of the tasks undertaken and a forecast for the next reporting period. Any problems encountered during the period and possible deviations from project plans. This deliverable set by the Consortium, is the first IR planed in the WP1 at M12, jointly with the other two IR planned at M18 and M36, at the end of the project. These deliverables are differentiated from the periodic reporting (PR) set by INEA and planned at M18 and M36. Basically, the PR includes the detailed description of the technical work carried out by beneficiaries, the work performed by the work package, the impact, and finally the deviations and the full financial information. This report covers the first period from M1 (May 2018) to M12 (April 2019).

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