In the frame of a large collaboration (financially supported by the Walloon region) project between UCL and Université Libre de Bruxelles about the quasi-isothermal compressed air energy storage technology (CAES), we are hiring a research engineer as a main investigator. The topic of the project is to combine an ejector cooling machine to a multi-stage air compression-expansion cycle to make the whole CAES system more efficient and tend towards quasi-isothermal CAES.
Such ejector technology uses a supersonic ejector as a thermo-compressor to produce a cooling from waste heat recovery. The target system here is to recover some heat between compression stages. An additional heat recovery using a renewable source could be exploited. The project is split in 2 phases:
These first phase will be 2 years, and following a go-no-go process, the second phase will be also 2 years.