Europe has the goal of becoming a climate-neutral continent by 2050. To achieve this goal, renewable energies must be researched and energy-efficient processes and clean low-CO2 technologies must be provided. However, the use of renewable energies leads to fluctuating process conditions. Energy-intensive industries therefore need new materials that can be used under these changing process conditions, such as very high temperatures or corrosion. Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) represent a group of materials that can withstand these extreme requirements.
The aim of CEM-WAVE is to develop an innovative CMC production process based on a microwave-assisted CVI process. This new process should lead to improved properties of CMC as well as drastically reduce manufacturing costs and thus open up an application in energy-intensive sectors such as the steel industry. In the project, new types of CMC tubes are to be produced, equipped with sensors and validated in a jet tube furnace. The aim of the CMC material development is to produce composites with a weak interface (WIC = Weak Interface Composites) as well as CMC with a weak matrix (WMC = Weak Matrix Composites).
At the HTL, ceramic fibre preforms will be produced for the project partners. This work includes:
||01.10.2020 - 31.03.2024
|Sponsor||European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme|
|Funding Amount||464,000 Euro|
|Project Partners||Fraunhofer-Zentrum HTL
Università di Pisa (UNIPI)
Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici (IPCF-CNR)
Fricke und Mallah Microwave Technology GmbH (FM)
University of Birmingham (UOB)
Advanced Coating Solutions Ltd (ATL)
Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energie e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile (ENEA)
Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Group GmbH (R-Tech)
Politecnico di Torino (Polito)
ArcelorMittal S.A. (AMIII)
IRIS Technology Group SL.
|Project Coordination||Prof. Andrea Lazzeri, Universität Pisa
|Project Management at the HTL||Dr. Alexander Konschak