As part of the TCP_to_Industry project, research is being conducted on a thermo-chemical process for the processing of secondary raw materials through the use of industrial waste heat. First of all, a small-scale demonstrator is being investigated, improved and integrated into an existing industrial plant. At the same time, energy and exergy-optimised integration concepts (e.g. supply with waste heat, use of pyrolysis gas) are being developed through the use of novel energy models. In addition to the goal of successful integration, the possibility of recovering mineral or metallic secondary raw materials from waste streams and using the resulting pyrolysis gas to substitute fossil energy sources will be demonstrated. Subsequently, an integration concept for a large-scale demonstrator will be developed on the basis of these experiences, which will be implemented within the framework of a KPC project. In addition, systemic side effects of this technology such as the reduction of primary energy, transport and emissions as well as economic aspects will be investigated.
TCP_to_Industry is part of the NEFI thematic model region. This project contributes to the NEFI-innovation fields Energy Efficiency & New Processes and System Solution & Infrastructure.
Within this project, the following key areas are being investigated at the Chair of Energy Network Technology:
- Modelling of the energy system of the small-scale demonstrator and the basic energy systems of the industrial process.
- Development of an exergetically optimised integration concept
- Quantification of the multiplier effect of energy savings, reduced CO2-emissions and reduced transport costs for different application areas of the technology.