Design for Resource and Energy efficiency in cerAMic kilns
Principal investigator: Dr Hussam Jouhara
Co-investigator: Prof Savvas Tassou
Co-investigator: Prof Hamid Bahai
The DREAM project aims to design, develop and demonstrate a radically improved architecture for ceramic industrial furnaces, characterised by optimised energy consumption, reduced emissions, and lower operating costs compared to currently available technological solutions. This will be obtained by substantially enhancing specific furnace parts (control system, refractories, emissions abatement system) and by adding new modules and sub-systems (CHP unit, heat pipes) to the current furnace architecture.