EDEFU - New Designs of Ecological Fumaces
Following aspects are studied: 1) hybrid heating systems from the combination of new systems (plasma, microwave, etc.) and conventional (fuel, electricity, induction). 2) New isolation designs, and new refractory materials with improved thermal properties. 3) waste recovery systems to optimize energy efficiency and recycling , garbage and waste material. The methodology includes traditional studies and engineering calculations, and advanced numerical modeling, as well as two experimental facilities: a melting aluminum furnace demonstrator at semi-industrial scale and a pilot scale glass furnace.
In addition, CIRCE is the leader of horizontal tasks, such as thermoeconomic analysis and life cycle assessment, which will apply to all types of furnaces, especially aluminum, glass and cement.