29 October 2004
29 October 2004
SPX Corporation’s Cooling Technologies and Services business will partner with Ceramic Composites, Inc. (CCI) to research and develop an innovative heat transfer technology that could significantly decrease energy consumption and enhance water conservation within the power industry.
The research, which will explore the use of high thermal conductivity carbon foam in air-cooled steam condensers for power plant cooling, is made possible through a two-year $750,000 research grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory.
Working in collaboration with Ceramic Composites, a developer of advanced ceramic and composite materials, SPX Cooling Technologies and Services will use a portion of the grant to research the application of carbon foam within its proven air-cooled condenser technology. The benefits of such a system could include the minimization or elimination of organism intake, warm water discharge, wet or hybrid tower evaporation, pumping system maintenance, materials of construction corrosion, and internal power consumption through fans and pumps. In addition, the implementation of this state-of-the-art technology will allow power plants to better meet the standards of the Clean Water Act 316(b), which requires new and existing power plants to prevent adverse environmental impacts to aquatic organisms.
""Over the past several years, the majority of our research and development efforts have centreed on technology innovations that conserve water and reduce waste,"" said Jay Caraviello, President of SPX Cooling Technologies and Services. ""This grant provides a great opportunity for us to work with the Department of Energy, in collaboration with Ceramic Composites, to examine the many ways in which the power industry and the environment can benefit from our technologies.""
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