This platform is dedicated to the study of systems of conversion of thermal energy in mechanical/ electrical energy or for domestic heating. Stirling or Ericsson hot air engines are coupled to thermal machines such as an internal combustion engine (MCI) or a biomass boiler, for the cogeneration and recovery of the fatal heat of the burnt gases.
For these two types of machines, polluting, gaseous and particulate emissions are characterized at the exhaust, using laser analyzers and optical diagnostics for example in the boiler combustion chamber and in the chimney.
The objective is to improve the energy efficiency of the facility, reduce polluting emissions according to the nature of the fuel (hydrogen, alternative fuels for MCI, natural and roasted wood pellets for biomass boilers) and operating conditions (control of combustion by fuel and air injection).
• Measurement of polluting gaseous and particulate emissions in flue gases.
• Characterization of biomass combustion (wood, alternative fuels).
• Dynamic 0D modeling and CFD.
Example(s) of projects
• Coupling a Stirling engine to an internal combustion engine for exhaust heat recovery.
• ANR CEBIC project (Clean and efficient biomass combustion).
• FLUIDAPART project (Carnot ARTS and ESP Institutes).
|internal combustion engine coupled with Sterling engine|
Affiliated institutions / organisations
Unit(s) of attachment
Regional strategic areas of activity
- Energy and Environment
- Low-carbon combustion (biofuels, hydrogen, new technologies)
- Transport and Mobility
- Reduction of pollution and energy consumption