PROJECTS

Water and Energy for Climate Change

PROJECT TYPE

Innovation – Develops and brings to market climate relevant knowledge, products and services

LOCATION

Pan European, co-ordinated from the Netherlands

START DATE
August 2013
PROJECT MANAGER

Norbert Kuipers, TNO
norbert.kuipers@tno.nl

 

THEME

Sustainable cities

PARTNERS
Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
TU-Berlin (Technical University)
Laborelec/GDF Suez
Naked Energy

We use membrane distillation and desiccant recovery systems to turn low-grade waste heat or renewable solar PVT heat into high-quality and indoor air. 

Waste heat is produced by a lot of industrial, domestic and energy production processes, and plays a significant part in rising global temperatures. With the WE4CC-II project, we saw a way to harness this waste heat to produce high-quality water and indoor air (humidity) control, which can substantially reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. 

WE4CC-II uses membrane distillation technology to produce the water, which is a thermally-driven separating process where water vapour passes through a hydrophobic membrane and high-quality liquid is retained. For air de-humidification, we use desiccant recovery systems. 

 

 

 
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