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Heat exchangers (HEX)

ThumbsUp aims to enhance the energy efficiency of buildings within the EU by developing and demonstrating innovative thermal energy storage (TES) solutions. Here’s how it works with HEX:

  • Innovative TES: ThumbsUp focuses on daily and weekly TES solutions, utilizing bio-based phase change materials and thermochemical materials for storage.
  • Heat Exchanger Enhancement: By improving heat exchanger solutions, ThumbsUp seeks to create high-performance TES systems that are aligned with EU sustainable economy goals.
  • Integration in Buildings: The TES solutions are designed to be easily integrated into EU buildings, increasing their energy efficiency and enabling them to act as grid flexibility actors.
  • Demonstration Sites: ThumbsUp will set up three demonstration sites in Spain and Sweden to showcase the technology in different EU climates and energy market contexts.

More about the technology

HEX enable the integration of renewable energy sources like solar or geothermal by effectively storing and utilizing thermal energy. 

HEX are vital for energy conservation, industrial processes, and our daily comfort. Their efficient operation contributes significantly to sustainable practices and cost savings.

HEX are essential devices used in various industries and applications to transfer heat from one fluid to another. 

HEX enhance energy efficiency by recovering waste heat. 

HEX play a crucial role in various applications, from cooling electronics to recuperating heat in industrial facilities. These devices are essential for thermal management, ensuring that products and processes perform as intended over their expected lifespan. They are also critical in energy production.

HEX contribute to a greener footprint for buildings by enhancing energy efficiency and enabling the use of renewable energy, which is key to the decarbonization effort.

HEX improve the thermal efficiency of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems by transferring heat between air streams, reducing the need for additional energy.

By optimizing energy use, HEX significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with heating and cooling in buildings.

Efficient HEX designs lead to lower operational costs, making sustainable energy solutions more economically viable for building operations. 

HEX devices transfer heat between two or more fluids without mixing them. In the project, HEX will be used to efficiently manage the heat transfer within the heating and cooling systems, especially when coupled with heat pumps.

HEX facilitate heat transfer in thermal energy storage (TES) systems. They play a vital role in both sensible heat storage (SHS) and latent heat storage (LHS). Efficient design ensures sustainable energy utilization.