The project will develop and demonstrate an innovative Waste Heat to Osmotic Power system. A process called pressure retarded forward osmosis will be used to pressurize water in the system which will run a turbo-generator to produce power. The process will be driven by waste heat. The WHOP process promises efficiency greater than 15% at an installed cost of less than $1,500/kW when in full production. The successful demonstration of the WHOP tech will open a new economic pathway for currently wasted heat from industrial and other operations.
The project consists of installation of a waste heat to power system in an existing manufacturing facility. The skid mounted system will utilize existing waste heat at the facility to generate electricity. This installation is a minor alteration to the existing facility which involves negligible expansion of use.
The project involves collection of data for research and evaluation purposes. Data will be collected to evaluate various performance parameters of the newly developed system. It will not result in a serious disturbance to an environmental resource.