Proof of concept model

What we have been working on for the past months, is a proof of concept. With this proof of concept, we want to show the feasibility of the combustion of iron powder in air.

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The system consists of a dispersion system, where iron is put into a high air-flow. The iron-air mixture is then combusted. With a Stirling engine, we can generate electricity. The heat exchanger will exchange the rest of the heat to water, resulting in a warm water flow. An electrostatic filter, together with a cyclone will then capture the iron-oxide particles. The vacuum cleaner creates a negative pressure to make the flow after combustion possible.

Where Science Meets Business: workshops with the SME

At March 30th we participated in this nice event with many professionals from SME’s (small and medium enterprises) from Eindhoven and the Brainport region. We pitched our idea and got some special attention from the students’ newspaper Cursor:

www.cursor.tue.nl/nieuwsartikel/artikel/studententeams-als-living-labs-voor-bedrijvenWhere science meets business 3