In-situ Chemical Measurement and Imaging Diagnostics for Energy Process Engineering

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Engineering

Abstract

The primary focus of the programme proposed here is to build across two universities (Strathclyde and Edinburgh) a world leading UK research, development and applications capability in the field of in-situ chemical and particulate measurement and imaging diagnostics for energy process engineering. Independently, the two university groups already have globally eminent capabilities in laser-based chemical and particulate measurement and imaging technologies. They have recently been working in partnership on a highly complex engineering project (EPSRC FLITES) to realise a chemical species measurement and diagnostic imaging system (7m diameter) that can be used on the exhaust plume of the largest gas turbine (aero) engines for engine health monitoring and fuels evaluation. Success depended on the skills acquired by the team and their highly collaborative partnership working. A key objective is to keep this team together and to enhance their capability, thus underpinning the research and development of industrial products, technology and applications. The proposed grant would also accelerate the exploitation of a strategic opportunity in the field that arises from the above work and from recent recruitment of academic staff to augment their activities. The proposed programme will result in a suite of new (probably hybrid) validated, diagnostic techniques for high-temperature energy processes (e.g. fuel cells, gas turbine engines, ammonia-burning engines, flame systems, etc.).

Planned Impact

Given the above objectives, benefit and economic gain will accrue to the diagnostic instrumentation suppliers to the UK energy process engineering sector, the opto-electronic sub-systems and component suppliers to the former, the energy systems and fuels suppliers, the academic research community and society as a whole. The instrumentation suppliers and their supply chains will benefit from the exploitation of the new diagnostic technologies and commercial products that will arise from them. The energy systems suppliers will benefit from cost savings in testing and R & D, product design improvements such as reduced emissions and better efficiency and reliability from improved system health monitoring and process control. Both of these industry sectors gain from on-going access to world leading research capability. Society, of course, gains from reduced emissions in terms of human health and mitigation of climate change. Finally, impact accrues to academia in the form of new techniques and knowledge (e.g. new spectroscopy data) to underpin research into new fuels development and evaluation and energy generation systems development.

Publications

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Description New methods of TDLAS.
Determination of generic optimal beam arrangements for Chemical Species Tomography.
New techniques for automotive in-cylinder measurement.
Exploitation Route Multiple.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Chemicals,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Transport

URL https://cider-project.uk/
 
Description Energy transfer Processes at gas/wall Interfaces under extreme Conditions
Amount £1,150,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 12/2017 
End 11/2022
 
Description H2020 CleanSky2
Amount € 2,007,000 (EUR)
Funding ID CS2-CFP06-2017-01-785539 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 06/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description NSFC
Amount ¥3,657,000 (CNY)
Organisation National Natural Science Foundation of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 06/2016 
End 05/2021
 
Description CIDAR 
Organisation DAS Photonics S. L.
Country Spain 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Chemical Spoecies Tomograpohy; Opto-mechanics; Electronics; Image reconstruction
Collaborator Contribution Management; facilities; spectroscopy; electronics
Impact CST system demonstrated to TRL6
Start Year 2018
 
Description CIDAR 
Organisation National Institute of Aerospace Technology
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Chemical Spoecies Tomograpohy; Opto-mechanics; Electronics; Image reconstruction
Collaborator Contribution Management; facilities; spectroscopy; electronics
Impact CST system demonstrated to TRL6
Start Year 2018
 
Description CIDAR 
Organisation Optosci Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Chemical Spoecies Tomograpohy; Opto-mechanics; Electronics; Image reconstruction
Collaborator Contribution Management; facilities; spectroscopy; electronics
Impact CST system demonstrated to TRL6
Start Year 2018
 
Description CIDAR 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Chemical Spoecies Tomograpohy; Opto-mechanics; Electronics; Image reconstruction
Collaborator Contribution Management; facilities; spectroscopy; electronics
Impact CST system demonstrated to TRL6
Start Year 2018
 
Description CIDAR 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Chemical Spoecies Tomograpohy; Opto-mechanics; Electronics; Image reconstruction
Collaborator Contribution Management; facilities; spectroscopy; electronics
Impact CST system demonstrated to TRL6
Start Year 2018
 
Description CIDER 
Organisation Gooch & Housego
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Recruitment and supervision of five jointly-funded PhD students; Determination of feasibility of imaging automotive fuel additives in-cylinder; Fundamental assessment of automotive engine performance under different fuelling conditions; Continuing FLITES work to extend to the CIDAR consirtium funding; Fundamantal spectroscopy methods
Collaborator Contribution Provision of materials and expertise; Advice on industry standards; Feedback on prospects for practical implementation; Industrial experience for PhD students;
Impact One graduated PhD student; Four PhD studentship underway; Various papers;
Start Year 2016
 
Description CIDER 
Organisation Industrial Tomography Systems
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Recruitment and supervision of five jointly-funded PhD students; Determination of feasibility of imaging automotive fuel additives in-cylinder; Fundamental assessment of automotive engine performance under different fuelling conditions; Continuing FLITES work to extend to the CIDAR consirtium funding; Fundamantal spectroscopy methods
Collaborator Contribution Provision of materials and expertise; Advice on industry standards; Feedback on prospects for practical implementation; Industrial experience for PhD students;
Impact One graduated PhD student; Four PhD studentship underway; Various papers;
Start Year 2016
 
Description CIDER 
Organisation Innospec Inc
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Recruitment and supervision of five jointly-funded PhD students; Determination of feasibility of imaging automotive fuel additives in-cylinder; Fundamental assessment of automotive engine performance under different fuelling conditions; Continuing FLITES work to extend to the CIDAR consirtium funding; Fundamantal spectroscopy methods
Collaborator Contribution Provision of materials and expertise; Advice on industry standards; Feedback on prospects for practical implementation; Industrial experience for PhD students;
Impact One graduated PhD student; Four PhD studentship underway; Various papers;
Start Year 2016
 
Description CIDER 
Organisation M Squared Lasers Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Recruitment and supervision of five jointly-funded PhD students; Determination of feasibility of imaging automotive fuel additives in-cylinder; Fundamental assessment of automotive engine performance under different fuelling conditions; Continuing FLITES work to extend to the CIDAR consirtium funding; Fundamantal spectroscopy methods
Collaborator Contribution Provision of materials and expertise; Advice on industry standards; Feedback on prospects for practical implementation; Industrial experience for PhD students;
Impact One graduated PhD student; Four PhD studentship underway; Various papers;
Start Year 2016
 
Description CIDER 
Organisation Optosci Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Recruitment and supervision of five jointly-funded PhD students; Determination of feasibility of imaging automotive fuel additives in-cylinder; Fundamental assessment of automotive engine performance under different fuelling conditions; Continuing FLITES work to extend to the CIDAR consirtium funding; Fundamantal spectroscopy methods
Collaborator Contribution Provision of materials and expertise; Advice on industry standards; Feedback on prospects for practical implementation; Industrial experience for PhD students;
Impact One graduated PhD student; Four PhD studentship underway; Various papers;
Start Year 2016
 
Description CIDER 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Recruitment and supervision of five jointly-funded PhD students; Determination of feasibility of imaging automotive fuel additives in-cylinder; Fundamental assessment of automotive engine performance under different fuelling conditions; Continuing FLITES work to extend to the CIDAR consirtium funding; Fundamantal spectroscopy methods
Collaborator Contribution Provision of materials and expertise; Advice on industry standards; Feedback on prospects for practical implementation; Industrial experience for PhD students;
Impact One graduated PhD student; Four PhD studentship underway; Various papers;
Start Year 2016
 
Description CIDER 
Organisation Shell Global Solutions International BV
Department Shell Research Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Recruitment and supervision of five jointly-funded PhD students; Determination of feasibility of imaging automotive fuel additives in-cylinder; Fundamental assessment of automotive engine performance under different fuelling conditions; Continuing FLITES work to extend to the CIDAR consirtium funding; Fundamantal spectroscopy methods
Collaborator Contribution Provision of materials and expertise; Advice on industry standards; Feedback on prospects for practical implementation; Industrial experience for PhD students;
Impact One graduated PhD student; Four PhD studentship underway; Various papers;
Start Year 2016
 
Description CIDER 
Organisation Tracerco
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Recruitment and supervision of five jointly-funded PhD students; Determination of feasibility of imaging automotive fuel additives in-cylinder; Fundamental assessment of automotive engine performance under different fuelling conditions; Continuing FLITES work to extend to the CIDAR consirtium funding; Fundamantal spectroscopy methods
Collaborator Contribution Provision of materials and expertise; Advice on industry standards; Feedback on prospects for practical implementation; Industrial experience for PhD students;
Impact One graduated PhD student; Four PhD studentship underway; Various papers;
Start Year 2016