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EPSRC Reference: EP/P001661/1
Title: In-situ Chemical Measurement and Imaging Diagnostics for Energy Process Engineering
Principal Investigator: McCann, Professor H
Other Investigators:
Burns, Dr I Polydorides, Dr N Lengden, Dr MP
Jia, Dr J Peterson, Dr B Linne, Professor M A
Stewart, Professor G Johnstone, Professor W
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Gooch and Housego (Torquay) Ltd Industrial Tomography Systems plc Innospec Environmental Ltd
M Squared Lasers Ltd Optosci Ltd Rolls-Royce Plc
Shell Tracerco Ltd
Department: Sch of Engineering
Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Scheme: Platform Grants
Starts: 01 October 2016 Ends: 30 September 2021 Value (£): 1,023,516
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Combustion Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Aerospace, Defence and Marine Transport Systems and Vehicles
Energy
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
24 May 2016 Platform Grant Interviews - 24 and 25 May 2016 (Engineering) Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The primary focus of the programme proposed here is to build across two universities (Strathclyde and Edinburgh) a world leading UK research, development and applications capability in the field of in-situ chemical and particulate measurement and imaging diagnostics for energy process engineering. Independently, the two university groups already have globally eminent capabilities in laser-based chemical and particulate measurement and imaging technologies. They have recently been working in partnership on a highly complex engineering project (EPSRC FLITES) to realise a chemical species measurement and diagnostic imaging system (7m diameter) that can be used on the exhaust plume of the largest gas turbine (aero) engines for engine health monitoring and fuels evaluation. Success depended on the skills acquired by the team and their highly collaborative partnership working. A key objective is to keep this team together and to enhance their capability, thus underpinning the research and development of industrial products, technology and applications. The proposed grant would also accelerate the exploitation of a strategic opportunity in the field that arises from the above work and from recent recruitment of academic staff to augment their activities. The proposed programme will result in a suite of new (probably hybrid) validated, diagnostic techniques for high-temperature energy processes (e.g. fuel cells, gas turbine engines, ammonia-burning engines, flame systems, etc.).
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