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High Temperature Solar-Heated Reactors for Industrial Production of Reactive Particulates - SOLPART


Research Project Details

Project Leader: Professor Adisa Azapagic

Project Duration: January 2016 - December 2019.

Funding Value: €4,654,440.

Funding Source: H2020 – European Commission

Project Partners:

  • DLR
  • EPPT
  • NLD
  • OPC
  • UCA

Project Overview

SOLPART project aims to develop and implement, for the first time at a pilot scale, a high temperature (800-1000°C) 24h/day solar process suitable for reactive particle thermal treatment in energy intensive non-metallic minerals industries, such as cement, lime, phosphate or clay processing. These industries, which are the second biggest energy consumers and CO2 emitter (after the power industry), need the major part of their energy input as heat that is currently provided by combustion. Hence, the project challenge will be to demonstrate that solar energy can provide this process heat in a continuous mode including high-temperature particle transport and storage systems.

For More Information

Visit the project web site: www.solpart-project.eu/.

The primary contact for this project is Professor Adisa Azapagic.

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