Grant-in-Aid for international Scientific Research
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants|
|Research Institution||TOKYO UNIV.OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY|
KAMEYAMA Hideo PROFESSOR TOKYO UNIV.OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY, 工学研究科, 教授 (10114448)
NAZIM Murado フロリダ太陽エネルギーセンター, 主任研究員
ALI Raissi T フロリダ太陽エネルギーセンター, 主任研究員
DOI Takuya RESEARCHER OF THE ELECTROTECHNICAL LABOLATORY, 研究官
FUNK James E PROFESSOR OF UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, 工学部, 教授
BLOCK David L PRESIDENT OF FLORIDA SOLAR ENERGY CENTER, 所長
TANAKA Tadayosi CHIEF RESERCHER THE ELECTROTECHNICAL LABOLATORY, エネルギー部, 主任研究官
KATO Yukitaka RESERCH ASSISTANT TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, 原子炉工学研究所, 助手 (20233827)
SAITO Yasukazu PROFESSOR OF TOKYO SCIENCE UNIVERSITY, 工学部, 教授 (10010761)
YAMAMOTO Kyoko RESERCH ASSISTANT TOKYO UNI.OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY, 工学研究科, 助手 (30191399)
MURADOV Nazim CHIEF RESEARCHER OF FLORIDA SOLAR ENERGY CENTER
T-RAISSI Ali CHIEF RESEARCHER OF FLORIDA SOLAR ENERGY CENTER
FUNK E.James ケンタッキー大学, 工学部, 教授
BLOCK L.Davi フロリダ太陽エネルギーセンター, 所長
|Project Period (FY)
1994 – 1995
Completed(Fiscal Year 1995)
|Budget Amount *help
¥12,400,000 (Direct Cost : ¥12,400,000)
Fiscal Year 1995 : ¥6,600,000 (Direct Cost : ¥6,600,000)
Fiscal Year 1994 : ¥5,800,000 (Direct Cost : ¥5,800,000)
|Keywords||Solar energy utilization / chemical heat pump / plate-type catalyst / dehydrogenation reaction / acetone / 2-propanol / liquid film reactor / process simulation|
This is a project for a international cooperative research program between Japan and USA financially supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture in Japan. This project was two years program from 1994 fiscal year to develop a process to storage the low-level heat under 80 ﾟC and to upgrade it to the highlevel heat around 200 ﾟC using solar thermal energy as the primary energy input. The major objective of the program was to investigate a process feasibility of a solar-driven chemical heat pump, which was combined a chemical heat pump system being developed in Japan with solar panel and process interface technologies being developed in USA.This project has combined many isolated research activites conducted in the two countries and made effective use of them by cooperative research and sharing of research results. The process proposed in this project has also a big potential for decreasing CO_2 emission into the environment from industries by the energy saving cau
sed by application to the efficient utilization of huge amounts of low-level heat exhausted from industries. Many technological problems must be solved to improve the thermal efficiency and to apply this system for effective utilization of solar energy. This project was planed to build on the following works already done in the USA and Japan and to make new technologies to overcome a wall of low thermal efficiency and to make realize new type of chemical heat pump using solar energy.
1. Solar utilization technologies of solar receivers and control being developed in the USA.
2. Chemical heat pump technologies being developed in Japan.
3. Technology of plate-type catalyst with high thermal conductivity being developed in Japan.
4. New type of unit operations such as plat type catalytic reactor and internal heat integrated distilllation column.
5. Energy and Exergy analysis of chemical process by using ASPEN PLUS process simulator installed in each research laboratories.
6. New process designs being discussed between USA and Japan.
As a conclusion, several key technologies was recommended to be introduced for improving thermal efficiency of this chemical heat pump system. Less