The Recycling of Waste Heat
Through the Application
of Nanofluidic Channels:
Advances in the Conversion of
Thermal to Electrical Energy
TRANSLATE is a €3.4 million EU-funded research project that aims to develop a new nanofluidic platform technology to effectively convert waste heat to electricity.
This technology has the potential to improve the energy efficiency of many devices and systems, and provide a radically new zero-emission power source.
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Tackling climate change requires a radical shift in how we produce and consume energy, away from fossil fuel burning and towards clean, renewable sources of energy. Yet every day, it’s estimated that 70% of all the energy produced from sources such as power generators, factories, and homes is lost in the form of heat, which evaporates away into the atmosphere.
This wasted heat is one of the largest sources of clean and inexpensive energies available, and yet it is currently untapped.
TRANSLATE is a multidisciplinary collaboration between partners across Europe including University College Cork (Ireland), Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany), University of Latvia (Latvia), Cidete Ingenieros Sociedad limitada (Tenerife, Spain) and UCC Academy (Ireland).
The consortium has expertise across a range of disciplines including nanofluidics, materials science, electrochemistry and energy storage.
Our Latest News
Nanotechnology experts from Irish, German and Spanish research institutions gather in Riga
On 25-26 May, international nanotechnology experts are gathering at the University of Latvia’s (UL) Academic Centre Nature House to work with Latvian scientists on innovative and environmentally friendly solutions for converting waste heat into electrical energy.
Potential applications of the TRANSLATE device
Heat engines that use fossil fuel combustion as a heat source generate approximately 90% of the world’s power. These engines typically operate at 30–40% efficiency,
Invited Speaker at IEEE Applied Sensing Conference 2023
TRANSLATE team member Dr. Kafil M. Razeeb is an invited speaker at the upcoming IEEE Applied Sensing Conference in Bengaluru, India on 23-25 January 2023.
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