Development of air distribution system
ZHAW is developing and testing a new air distribution system for the green house . The air is fed from the absorber directly below the crop. The air in contact to the crop is conditioned instead the air of the entire green house. Beside a huge saving in the energy, this system allows to create different clima zones in same green house room.
Thermal management demonstrator
The University of Newcastle developed and is testing a container-based thermal management demonstrator. At the heart of the portable container lies a thermally driven desiccant system capable of providing heating, cooling and humidity control. PCs at the far end of the container provide interface with management and control system. Calcium Chloride has been used as the working fluid for the first tests.
Workshop: H-DisNet Technology
The first of the three planned workshops took place in May 2017 during the Eutoheat & Power Congress in Glasgow.
The technology has been presented to the publicum. Three sections have been dedicated to the discussion about components, integration, planning and econmonics of thermo-chemical networks in comparison to standard networks.