HeatTransPlan

Overview

The decarbonisation of industrial process heat is a challenge of the energy transition. In the predominantly fossil-fuel heated temperature range up to 200 °C, which accounts for about 40 % of the process heat demand, there is a barely tapped potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the use of waste heat through heat recovery and heat pumps. A lack of know-how regarding sensible applications and optimal integration points in complex processes as well as variable infrastructures, a lack of technological solutions for the conversion and storage of heat above 100°C, high costs for data collection and concerns regarding process safety are the main reasons for the lack of implementations.

The aim of the research project is therefore to develop a digital decision support system as a central anchor for planning and configuring heat pump storage systems for the resilient and efficient conversion and storage of heat. To reduce the high transaction costs in the data collection necessary for this, methods from process mining are to be applied. On this data basis, the design, integration and layout of heat pump storage systems can be optimised for decision support, taking into account the possible combinations of heat sources and sinks as well as process-related, temporal, spatial and ecological and economic restrictions.

Another goal is the development and construction of a modular and configurable high-temperature storage system on a laboratory scale to ensure a robust and uninterruptible supply. In a virtual production environment, the developed systems are tested in a company-specific and sensitive manner.

Both the storage system and the prototype increments of the decision support system will be implemented in a demonstrator for dissemination, further development and multiplication.

Key Facts

Project type:
Research
Project duration:
01/2024 - 12/2026
Funded by:
BMWK

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Principal Investigators

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Prof. Dr. Oliver Müller

Dekanat Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Henning Meschede

Key research area Sustainable Materials, Processes and Products

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Project Team

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Katharina Brennig, M.Sc.

Wirtschaftsinformatik, insb. Data Analytics

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Dr.-Ing. Florian Schlosser

Energy System Technologies (EST)

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David Zapata Gonzalez, M.Sc.

Wirtschaftsinformatik, insb. Data Analytics

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Cooperating Institutions

OPTANO GmbH

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König Metall GmbH & CO. KG

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SPH Sustainable Process Heat GmbH

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InnoZent OWL e.V.

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ESDA Technologie GmbH

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Limón GmbH

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Contact

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Prof. Dr. Oliver Müller

Dekanat Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Professor - Studiendekan - Studiendekan

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+49 5251 60-5100 Q2.457

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Henning Meschede

Key research area Sustainable Materials, Processes and Products

Professor - Mitglied

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Dr.-Ing. Florian Schlosser

Energy System Technologies (EST)

Postdoc - Fachgruppenleitung Energiewende in der Industrie, Industrielle und gewerbliche Sektorkopplungskonzepte für regionale, erneuerbare Energiesysteme, Prozessintegration, Energiesystemmodellierung

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