The commissioning of the new Heavy Duty (HD) multi-cylinder test cell at the University of Nottingham continues on schedule. Diesel engine mapping baselining continues in parallel with the dual fuel setup. Catalyst development work is approaching completion with the catalyst and sulphur trap options manufactured and currently being tested. The outcome of this testing will determine which option will be sent to the University of Nottingham for incorporation in their test cell. Initial concept work in terms of the thermoelectric generator (TEG) has been completed in terms of the heat exchanger, module array and power electronics aspects.
Architecture development work is progressing with design concepts being modified before finalisation. N-type thermoelectric materials development work continues focusing on process development while modelling work has started to guide the p-type development work. A model of the proposed silicide module has been set up and will be fully investigated when material parameters are fixed.
The commissioning of a new heavy duty (HD) multi-cylinder test cell at the University of Nottingham continues on schedule and the light duty (LD) multi-cylinder engine shakedown has been completed. Diesel engine mapping baselining is underway in parallel to the dual fuel setup. Catalyst development work is ongoing and focusing on a sulphur tolerant catalyst but if not possible then a separate sulphur trap will be used. An initial system specification has been created and concept work in terms of the thermoelectric generator (TEG) is approaching completion in terms of the heat exchanger, module array and power electronics aspects. N-type thermoelectric materials development work has started.
The DUET project website creation featuring Home, About, Project Partners, News and Contacts sections has been completed and is now live.
The commissioning of a new heavy duty (HD) multi-cylinder test cell at the University of Nottingham is underway and a Volvo D8 multi-cylinder engine ordered. At Shell/CRI operational validation of the test rig for the intended pre-testing of sulphur guard bed (SGB)/methane oxidation catalyst (MOC) under a range of conditions, that will include the DUET exhaust/operating conditions, has also been concluded. Catalyst modelling efforts await relevant exhaust emissions data and catalyst placement position/operating conditions information.
The DUET project started officially on 1 June 2017 with a kick-off meeting being held on 6 July 2017 at European Thermodynamics Ltd. located in Leicestershire.